Well, after a fairly successful 2014 (I doubled the number of titles I have in print), I am out to make 2015 an even better year for myself as a writer, though not by obvious means through publishing a lot of titles necessarily, but of hopefully better strategy in marketing the new titles I do finish and release.
So, as ROW80 First Round 2015 begins, here are my goals for roughly the next three months:
1) Finish off Ripe, the final installment of my Spoiled Rotten trilogy. I’m currently close to 20,000 words on the title and should be done before I hit 25,000. It’s a thrilling, globe-spanning epic unlike anything I’ve written to date, and has required a lot of research. I’ll immediately edit and publish Ripe, so it should be available before Round 1 2015 is done.
2) Get back to work on, and hopefully finish, Razed, my zombie thriller that will now be novel-length instead of a short novel. I’m between 20,000 to 25,000 words into this story, which will at least run 50,000 words and possibly more. After that, I’ll start polishing it up based on the feedback I’ve been receiving from the critique site I’m part of, Write On. Once I have it just right, the plan it so take a shot at getting it published via Kindle Scout.
3) Collect the Spoiled Rotten trilogy together and submit to Write On for feedback. This will ultimately lead to an “expanded and revised” edition that will be released later in 2015, as one volume, and of course, the existing three parts will be updated at the same time.
If I can get most of this either done (or started, in the case of goal 3), I’ll consider it a successful first quarter of 2015.
Beyond Ripe and Razed, my plans for the year include working on Novel Project Codename Texter, otherwise known as Seethe. I also hope to get back to Ember later this year. And then I have Project POTUS Sitcom.
But for this first quarter? These three goals are probably enough work all by themselves.