My 2018 Writing Goals:
- Try different promotional and marketing ideas to get my books in hands of readers. Instead of always blogging, I’m going to try YouTube and getting on podcasts too.
- Continue learning the craft of writing and learning the business side of self-publishing. Right now, I’m taking a free online course: AZ of Self-Publishing by bestselling horror author Iain Rob Wright. Trust me, when I say, I’m absorbing all of the information he’s willing to share.
- Utilize websites like Critique Circle more, plus join writer forums to meet authors looking for beta-readers and critique partners, so we can swap works-in-progress.
- Instead of working on multiple projects at once, I’m going to try a different approach of writing one story at a time. This way I can stay focused. I’m going to draw a mock cover of my work-in-progress as motivation to finish in a timely manner.
- If Createspace ever ceases to exist, then I’ll have to rethink my strategy with paperbacks. I love doing local book signings, but I may have to stop if there’s nothing affordable. Createspace allows author discounts. I’ll have to do research on other companies. As of know, KDP Print does not have author discounts.
- Submit short stories (I just finished a 52 week challenge of writing a story each week!) to magazines, anthologies, and online journals. I also hope to share more shorts with my newsletter subscribers and this blog.
- My biggest wish is to one day have a book of mine in a multi-author box set. I’ll have to research how other authors do this. And, I had so much fun working with Avrin Kelly on The Glass Witch. I’ll look into collaborating with other horror and suspense authors with stories.
- I joined the 365 Writing Club for 2018. This Facebook group keeps me motivated to write at least 15 minutes a day. In 2018, I’ll push myself to write at least an hour or an 1 1/2 hour each day. Much longer on the weekends. Wish me luck 🙂
For all the writers out there, what’s your goals for 2018?