|Here's the selfie that Jaime mentioned in yesterday's post. Silly cat, trying to be a fur scarf.|
For me, the coming of September means it's time to set some new goals, both for the coming month and the rest of this calendar year and beyond. Fall is a super-busy writing time for me, always, but especially this year. And I have some things on the horizon that I know I need to plan for all the way through next summer.
So, breaking my goals down into short and long-term, here are my writing goals for the next year:
- Short Term Goals (September)
- Finish revisions on The Archaeologist's Find novella and turn it in to my editor by 9/15.
- Prepare pitch/conference materials for ACFW Conference
- Attend ACFW Conference the third week of Sept.
- Begin A Bride for Bear novella due 11/1.
- Medium range goals (From Oct. 1 through Jan. 1)
- Finish A Bride for Bear and turn it in to my editor by 11/1.
- Plot The Damsel and the Detective (sequel to The Cactus Creek Challenge) in preparation for NaNoWriMo.
- Dive into and hopefully win NaNo again this year.
- Promote the release of Colorado Dawn (12/1/14)
- Long Range Goals (Jan. 1 through Aug. 1, 2015)
- Assemble a street team for The Cactus Creek Challenge releasing 7/1/15. (More on this later)
- Plan a marketing strategy with the co-authors of The Eligible Bachelor Collection and The Convenient Bride Collection releasing 5/1/15 and 6/1/15 respectively.
- Finish The Damsel and the Detective.
- Plot and write The Bounty Hunter's Bride (Book three in the Cactus Creek series.)
Whew! When I read through this list, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. I have to remind myself that none of this will be accomplished in a day. This is a process. Like strength training, or dieting, or learning a new skill, accomplishing writing goals is done by daily persistence and practice.