2017 · January

A New Year. A New Focus.

Hello Readers,

I will be the first to admit 2016 was not my year when it came to social media. My blogging adventures dwindled and died and I wondered about the point of blogs, to begin with, I even considered a schedule for blogging which lasted as long as it took to write the post.

Like I said, it was a horrible failure on my part. I won’t say it was a complete failure as I finished two first drafts to different novels and I’m quite proud of it. I’ve never completely plotted and written out two different novels in the year. So, 2016 wasn’t a bust on productivity just social media.

This year I plan on changing all of that. While I am busy cleaning up and writing out the second draft to my latest psychological thriller/horror over the next month or so. I will have the second draft complete by the middle of this week. I’ll do another read through and quick fixes before it’s off to betas. During that time, I’ll be securing my editor and starting the read through and notes for the self-edit on the second novel.

That will be a much quicker fix as I will not be changing points of view. So the goal for this year is to get both of these novels out into the world and begin work on another one. I also need to do some research on websites. Though, currently, I’m leaning more toward one that will attach to my WordPress blog.

As it is Winter Quarter I’m going to start off with posting my quarterly writing goals here.

Winter Quarter Writing Goals:

  1. Read 9 books
  2. Finish 2nd draft of Malevolent Mind
  3. Send it to beta readers
  4. Send it to an editor
  5. Finish those edits in a timely manner
  6. Get a cover for Malevolent Mind
  7. Buy a new tv stand
  8. Get my bullet journal going and working once again
  9. Do more research on author websites

Those are my goals for these next three months. Do you set smaller goals for yourself or go for the large resolution goal for the year? I tend to do both, but break the large one down into my quarterly goals so that I’m always working toward the bigger one.

Until next time L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.

6 thoughts on “A New Year. A New Focus.

    1. Thank you, Tricia. I have to admit something clicked late last year and helped me become so focused this year. Even if I had to take a step back from November to December when Christmas took over my life for awhile.

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