As you all know, I've been having a tough time looking ahead to this year. I'm in kind of a limbo about it all. But time and publishing waits for no man, so here I am trying to set some publishing goals for the new year.
1) Finish Ugly and the Beast and get it published.
2) Write SCIU #4.
3) Write Dennis Haggarty #3.
4) Write Cinder-Ugly.
5) Get at least one of those three other books published.
I'm leery about setting sales goals for the year. But I'd like to see if I can sell at least as many books this year as I did last year with like a 10% increase. So, like 616 books. That sounds kind of sad, but setting attainable goals is what it's all about. I'd love to sell thousands of books, but history has shown that's not realistic. So...
6) Sell at least 616 books.
I should probably try to resurrect my newsletter, but I'm not promising anything.
7) Have a sale with advertising at least once a month.
That's a big one because sales take a lot of out of me - time and energy and money. But they work, so I should just bite my lip and do it.
I should also try to network more. But the thought of that gives me intestinal issues. It's like walking into a party that's been going on for a long long time, where everyone knows each other, and saying
'hey, hi, you don't know me at all, but I'd like to dance and no, I'm not a newbie'. Plus, I hate social interaction for the sake of social interaction. It feels forced and unnatural to me. :shrug:
I'd also like to finish re-editing my first book, Fear Itself, this year. I'm not even sure it's still a viable storyline, but if I can get it publish-worthy, maybe I can just put it out there and see what happens. Not a goal, just a hope.
So, there they are. My 2019 publishing goals. I think they're doable. We'll see how I did when I wrap things up this time in 2020.
Have you set any goals for the new year? How'd you do on your 2018 goals?