Although things kind of fell apart at the end of last year, I have a big year planned for 2017 and I’m confident that with some focused work and dedicated time it will all fall into place. That is the hope at least, it has started off fairly slowly as I still needed some rest time to recharge after a full 2016.
Here is an overview of my goals for this year:
- Read at least 20 fiction books.
- Publish the Legend of Iski Flare Episodes 5 to 8. (Including a box set).
- Continue to work on my trilogy, The Raven Crown Series and publish books 1 and 2.
- Plan and outline the next trilogy idea
- Continue to produce a monthly newsletter and regular blog post.
There are a couple of other ideas I’m playing with but they are just ideas at the moment, and nothing serious will be done with them this year. It is more a test to see if they can develop into what I would like them to be.
I have reduced my weekly blog post to allow more time for my writing. I struggled last year to make the weekly timetable for blog posts and fit in the fiction writing. By reducing the blog posts I can focus on my first passion, the fiction.
There will be the occasional post but I’m sure the time is better spent on my fiction. I will try to post more regularly to Twitter and Facebook with details about how my writing is progressing and what I’m learning along the way.
2017 is all about writing. I will be working on some marketing too, and building my confidence in the writing business field, but the main focus is the writing. I can get distracted, far too easily, and so this takes some effort. But as this is where my passion is, I just needed to remind myself of my love for the story and try to move past the fear that it isn’t any good. It may be that it isn’t any good, but I love spending the time creating the story and the world and the characters and that is why I continue to write.
Why are you writing this year?