Let’s Set Goals

Call them resolutions. Call them goals. We set them around the first of the new year in an attempt to better ourselves, improve our lives, move our careers forward, etcetera. I’ve got a set of goals in mind that I’d like to share for the sake of just putting them out there for the universe and everybody to see. My hope is that sharing these goals will help me keep them in the forefront of my mind as the year progresses. Here we go.

My first resolution for 2011 is to perform at least some act of promotion or marketing for the furtherance of my book publishing career each and every day of 2011. (For instance, Saturday, Jan. 1, I posted a free read on Smashwords. Sunday, Jan. 2, I sent updates to my website, including two advance excerpts for Choices Meant for All, to my web gal. Tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 3, I’ll post a scene from What Choices We Made Vol II on the Brenda Williamson Romance Party list. I have a variety of blog appearances and speaking engagements already lined up for the spring in addition to postings and whatnot. It’s going to be a full year!)

My second resolution for 2011 is to complete eleven (11) books of novel or novella length. I anticipate there will be a couple of short stories in there, but I have a list of books that are on the roster. Almost ready, you might say. Choices Meant for All is the first comin’ out of the chute. I’ve got the follow-up to Problems on Eldora Prime (Problems Above Pangaea Moon) waiting in the wings. Then there’s a holiday ditty that needs some polishing. I also have my NaNoWriMo piece to finish and edit. There are more. I’ll report back as we dive into March, April, etcetera.

My third resolution is to read more. I started with a mystery novel that tried my patience Saturday. Ugh. But, hey, what can you do? I also read a short fantasy story called The Gauntlet that was delightful. Now, I don’t know that I’m going to take time to write reviews for these things…

I think that’s enough for one person with a day-job.

Have you made resolutions? Goals? A wish-list? I wish you not just a happy, safe, and healthy 2011, but I also wish you much success with the goals you’ve set for yourself. Check in from time to time and let us cheer each other on.

“Some days, you just want the dragon to win.”