When it comes to writing we usually have a goal in mind. We want to be signed on with a big publishing company, we want to self-publish, we what to speak at conferences, or we want to build a supportive online community. Whatever your goal is the main point is you have a goal.
At the start of this journey I had no idea where I was going to end up but I did have a set of goals I wanted to reach. I wanted to grow my followers on my blog, I wanted to self-publish my first book in under a year, and I wanted to sell at least 100 copies of my first book. With the help of all of you I was able to reach these goals and in turn exceed them.
Now, as I approach the release date of Children of Sirphan (Dec 20th, 2016) I am reviewing the goals I set.
- Finish my second book
- Sell 200 copies
- Grow my followers on my blog more
- Take on a new challenge
- Create a professional author’s site
Well, I have finished book 2 and it awaits to be published and at the moment I can’t sell any of my books because they have not been released. I have also been growing my followers – where I’m almost at 700 which is fracking amazing – thank you, everyone!!
As for the challenge I have one idea up my sleeve. One is trying to get my YouTube channel up and running but it is figuring out what I want to talk about that’s the problem. I’m open to any suggestions if you have any. Type them in the comments down below!
I was able to create a author site though, and I have to say I’m quite proud of it. My favourite part is the header randomizes each time you reload a page. It’s the small details that really get me. You’re welcome to check it out if you wish, the link is right HERE.
It looks like I’ll have to make more goals for 2017… but right now I just need to focus on getting everything ready for Christmas.
Now, I pass the questions onto you. What are your goals for the New Year? Did you reach the goals you set for this year? Tell me in the comment section down below.