Fourth Quarter Goals & Setting Next Year’s Goals

Happy new year! Welcome to 2018 and I plan to make it a good year!

It is that time again! Let’s recap last year and look at setting next year’s goals.

Goals for my writing for 2017:

  1. Building Mailing List – I’d like to get a mailing list so when I have giveaways and such, I can let everyone who is interested know.
    1. Mailing lists can be found HERE.
  2. Finish Writing The Gate Trilogy (I expect this to happen within the next month). (I’m done writing, now on to the editing)
    1. Get all 3 covers done for The Gate Trilogy, reveal the first one.
      1. Book cover 1 is done (Reveal completed!).
      2. Book 2 is done.
      3. Prequel was done – pushed off completion of book 3.
      4. Book 3 is done.
    2. Publish The Sixth Gate on July 7, 2017
      1. Published on July 7th! On Amazon.
    3. Finish editing all 3 books – get ready for Beta readers.
      1. Book 2 is with beta readers.
      2. Consider publishing in 2018.
  3. Choose which book to have done for Audio Book
    1. Find a ‘voice’ for the audio book and pick a date for release next spring (2018).
      1. April/May 2018 – found voice for Diana
    2. Send a poll in the fall for which book through Mailing List.
    3. Consider putting off another year.
  4. Start writing next book. Decide between 1001 Islands #2, Unfathomable Chance #2, or the new YA Fantasy novel – Temporum: The Four Seasons.
    1. I’ve started writing Temporum: The Four Seasons
      1. Found a major plot hole. Working to resolve it and get writing again.
    2. I’m planning to write Unfathomable Chance #2 for NaNoWriMo and am working on the Outline
      1. Came up with a tentative name: Unfathomable Plan
      2. I’ve tentatively started writing. Over 20,000 words in as of today! Thanks for NaNoWriMo.
    3. I’m also working on the Outline for 1001 Islands #2 which will be a backup for NaNoWriMo if I haven’t completed the outline for Unfathomable Chance #2
      1. Finished outline for Book 2 just today!
  5. Work on Seven Eves – Alaskan Supernatural Crime Novel
    1. I’ve written three more chapters and hit 10,000 words!
  6. Edit and Get to Beta Readers An Honest Misunderstanding and consider publishing (maybe just on Wattpad).
    1. One Beta Reader is editing
  7. Breathe new life into my Historical Mystery Novella. Finish writing ‘The Red Door’ – SO MUCH REWRITING/EDITING!
    1. Edited and started jotting down notes to finish writing.
  8. Editing/rewrite Truthseer 
    1. I finally re-read this. It is going to take some work but I sure love this story!
  9. Participate in NaNoWriMo
    1. I’ll be working on Unfathomable Plan for NaNoWriMo!
  10. Keep up momentum on writing events, speaking events, and conventions.
    1. Attended YukiCon.
    2. Attended Steamposium and TaikaiCon
    3. Scheduled/booked SenshiCon and Colony Christmas.
    4. Attend SensiCon
    5. Attend Colony Christmas
  11. Read 45 30 0 books before December 31st. Done! Now I’m just gaining books!

Goals for my writing for 2018:

  1. Finish getting The Gate Trilogy Ready
    1. Book 2 – Publish Summer of 2018 (The Nowhere Gate)
      1. Beta readers
      2. Scheduled Cover Reveal
      3. Create Landing Page
      4. Professional editor
    2. Book 3 – Publish Summer of 2019
      1. Edit
      2. Transcribe edits
      3. Beta readers
      4. Cover reveal
      5. Create Landing page
      6. Professional edtior
  2. Publish Audiobook
    1. Unfathomable Chance
      1. Release in 2018
    2. Zendar: A Tale of Blood and Sand
      1. Find voice
      2. Consider publishing 2019
  3. Focus on Unfathomable Plan
    1. Finish writing in 2018
    2. Start editing 2018
  4. Work on other writing projects after Unfathomable Plan is done.
    1. Temporum: The Four Seasons – Book 1
    2. 1001 Islands 2
    3. Seven Eves – Alaskan Supernatural Crime Novel
    4. Demon’s Due – Paranormal Erotica/Romance
    5. Noble Chronicles Series (5 Books Planned)
  5. Consider Publishing Love’s Metamorphosis in eBook
  6. An Honest Misunderstanding
    1. Publishing on Wattpad in 2018
    2. One Beta Reader is editing
  7. Editing Projects
    1. Red Door
    2. Truthseer
  8. Participate in NaNoWriMo 2018
  9. Keep up momentum on writing events, speaking events, and conventions.
    1. Attended Steamposium
    2. Attend SenshiCon
    3. Book Read Alaska
    4. Attend Read Alaska
  10. Read 50 books before December 31st.

Writing updates:

Thanks to NaNoWriMo I’m over 20,000 words into Unfathomable Plan. I’m getting distracted, however, by the audiobook and editing of the last book in The Gate Trilogy. That being said my goal is to write a minimum of 2,000 words a week so I finish writing in April when my audiobook comes out. I’m hoping to publish Unfathomable Plan in early 2020.

Audiobook:

I’ve found a voice for Diana and have booked her to start reading in January. Just making a few adjustments to the book and then I’ll be sending it out! I hope she’ll finish by end of February and I’ll publish it early 2018 (no later than May 31).

Reading Goal:

It is my goal to read 50 books. So far I’m one book down and already almost through my second. Being only a week in and I think that’s a great start!

Happy reading!

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One thought on “Fourth Quarter Goals & Setting Next Year’s Goals

  1. Misty Mount says:

    You got so much accomplished!!! Yay!!! 🥂 🎉🎈

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