It’s officially 2024 when you read this blog, but its still 2023 when I’m writing it.
It’s been a hectic week with Christmas, travel, more Christmas, then more travelling, so I’m now looking forward to a week at home, relaxing and doing, well, fun stuff. Like visiting the Brook Sanctuary (a bird Sanctuary over in Nelsun), and perhaps a game of golf, if my arms allow me.
And it’s that time of year, where I start setting some goals for my writing. And last year, I nearly accomplished all my goals. I wanted to write 3 new books last year (2023) and I wrote two (Finding Sam Healey and Carol’s Christmas). I also wanted to start on my dragon series, but ran out of year.
This year – I’m starting it with writing the dragon story – and continuing to edit Secondhand Daughter, because I write in the mornings, and edit in the afternoons. I think this will be the most efficient use of my time, until apple season starts anyway.
I also have a goal of achieving my first $1000 in sales this year. I haven’t had any money from my books yet, but I am focusing on advertising this year, and if you feel inclined, do purchase one of my books.
I plan on writing three books this year, and editing three, and publishing at least two – Secondhand Daughter being the first, then Compromising Positions. So here it is people, my goals for 2024
😊 Write Dragon’s Lore, first story (approx 75k words)
😊 Write Faith Hart’s story in my Racing Harts series (approx 60k words)
😊 Write another story, either in my dragon series, or another story. (Approx 60k words)
😊 Edit Secondhand Daughter, and get ready to publish before June 2024
😊 Edit Compromising Positions and get it ready to publish before December 2024
😊 Do first draft edits on Finding Sam Healey
😊 Do first draft edits on Carol’s Christmas
Wow, looking forward to this year already! I’m planning on doing the apple packing in the evenings again this year, to pay for my plate, my gums are healing nicely, and its surprising just how much pain I was in prior to having the teeth removed. Looking forward to being able to smile confidently again.
I also plan on taking the Friday’s off over Winter again, in order to get some writing done while it is quieter at work.
That’s my plan for the year, what’s yours?
Take care everyone, and happy new year!