October is half over. We’re flying toward the end of the year. It seems like a good time to look at my goals.
I’ve accomplished most of them (achieved goals are in green). I’ve struck out #3 because circumstances beyond my control have made it untenable. Sometimes you just have to let go. I don’t think it will never happen, but I don’t know when we’ll manage to get back to it, and I’m not going to stress myself out over it. I’ve got plenty else to keep me busy.
That said, I don’t think I’ll be finishing Brynnde this year either. With so little left of the year, and the holidays besides, I can’t do all the writing. And I really do need to focus on The Great Divide. I’d like to get it to my publisher early next year.
1. Finish the revision of Changers.
2. Find an agent or publisher for Changers.
With my co-writer, finish the Hard Reset script. Finish and publish Brynnde.
4. Write and release at least one more Sherlock Holmes story.
5. Attend at least one writing conference and/or do at least one reading or signing.
6. Find a home for “Aptera.”
7. Finish the draft of Changers: The Great Divide.
But look—even though a yearly review is premature—I’ve had a pretty banging year. Two books published, plus one short story. Two writing conferences, at one of which I sat on panels and had an author table. Met fabulous people at both.
And looking ahead to 2017, I will definitely have Brynnde on my goals list, as well as seeing The Great Divide published. As I mentioned in a previous post about success and goals, I want to get to the point where I’m selling two books a day on a steady basis. That probably means writing more Sherlock Holmes, too, since those continue to be my best sellers.
I need to prioritize my projects. Can you help? The Great Divide and Brynnde are #1 and #2 but from there it’s a toss up. Give me your input, please! Which of these would you be most excited to see?
A. Another Sherlock Holmes story
B. The rest of Hamlette
C. A K-Pro sequel
D. A Peter sequel (featuring Simeon as the central character this time)
E. None of these/something else entirely
Thanks for your help! Here’s to a productive end of 2016 and exciting 2017!