Yesterday I wrote about everything I did and didn’t accomplish in 2018. Sure, there are still three weeks left in the year. More may yet happen! But this is usually the time of year when things slow down as people focus on the holidays, so I’m not pinning any expectations on it.
Instead, I’m looking ahead to 2019. What projects do I plan to focus on and what goals would I like to reach? I firmly believe in concrete, quantifiable goals. To say, “I want to sell a lot of books” is not helpful. To say, “I want to sell 1,000 books” is.
Here, then, are my goals for 2019:
- Finish and publish Ms. Fortune
- Finish the Hamlette rewrite
- Make at least as much money as I did this year (or more!)
- Attend at least one conference or convention, either as a guest speaker or with an author table
These all feel do-able. As I’m not a particularly fast writer, finishing two manuscripts is something of a stretch for me, but I’m going to try.
I have other, non-writing goals as well, such as losing those 15 pounds (20 would be even better). And I have things to look forward to in 2019—a family vacation to Disney World, for example.
So what about you? What are your goals for the coming year? What, if anything, are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!