With the new year comes new goals, and as someone who loves that sort of organization, this is a non-stop thrill ride for me. You think I’m kidding? I’m not. I’m the freakin Leslie Knope of the writing world.
So, I’m sharing my goals with you lovely folks, why? To keep myself accountable. And so you can get excited along with me for the wonderful new projects and releases on the horizon!
Goal #1: Seeing Philadelphia Coven Chronicles to completion.
Rising for Autumn, book three, is slated to release on February 7th, 2017, so this task isn’t as daunting as it might seem. I’m hoping to have Waking for Winter edited and submitted by February or March, so hopefully it’ll be picked up and released later in the year! Once Waking for Winter is out, it means I’ll have my first finished series under my belt! Yay!
Goal #2: Meet anthology deadlines.
I have a piece I’m working on for an anthology that’s up in March, so I’m 9,000 words in on a story that’ll probably be 30 to 40,000 words! On that note, I’m hoping to find another anthology to work on after that, so I can continue getting some shorts/novellas out there.
Goal #3: Get another contract
Whether it means Chasing Fate gets attention or I find a publisher/agent for Captivating Melody, I’ll be working towards this goal throughout the year. Cross your fingers and toes for me!
Goal #4: Two more novel length stories
One of these is Future King, my YA space opera that I already started, so I’m hoping to finish that midway through the year. The next will be a project of my choosing.If I manage to get a contract for Chasing Fate or Captivating Melody, I’ll be working on a sequel to that, but if not I’ll probably work on whatever new story strikes my fancy!
Goal #5: Attend another author con
My experience last year with Unmask the Romance and the two library signings I did was great, so I’d like to get ballsier and hit a new author con, even if it means a little traveling.
Goal #6: Revamp another of my old manuscripts
Last year, rewriting Chasing Fate turned into a great project, proving I can still utilize old manuscripts, even if they weren’t the right story at the time. So I’m going to either recycle/reinvent When Fire Ignites, Red Skies Take Warning, The Iron Legacy, or Night Awakens.
Goal #7: Continue growing my readership
As always, my career doesn’t amount to much if my books are going unread. So as I do every year, I’ll try to reach out to more people, and get more readers sucked into the worlds I create, like the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles! I already have a couple events planned to help speed this process along, so I can make new friends and connect with even more people! I want to bring hope and love and exciting stories to everyone I meet!
Wish me luck! I’ll be rooting the rest of you on as well. Let’s kick ass in the New Year!