Now that it’s only a little over a week until the new year, I’ve been thinking about what I’ve done in 2013 and how I want to improve in 2014.
Things I want to do
Write one million words in 2014 (and publish most of them).
Put out a new book every 6–8 weeks.
Find someone to re-cover all my novels.
Find a first reader for my books.
Find someone trustworthy to copy edit my books so I don’t have to worry so much about errors slipping through. (I can already tell you, I’ll still be doing the final read-through copy edit, because I’m just that kind of person. :D)
Stop writing so many plot holes into my books.
Make more writer friends.
Become a better writer/storyteller—the learning never stops.
Make a lot of money. :D
Difficulties I’ll face
To write one million words I’m doing to have to write for about 5 hours and 30 minutes every day.
That’s every day.
I still haven’t succeeded in writing four hours a day, most days.
I don’t see plot holes.
I’m a cheapskate when it comes to paying for services I think I can do myself. Handing over that money? It burns!
I don’t want to pay $350 for someone to read my book and mark up a few typos. (That’s a real quote.) See above comment about my cheapskatedness. (I claim dibs on that word!)
I don’t make friends easily. I’m honestly not sure how likable I am. :D
It’s hard work to make a lot of money. Sales are out of my control. I don’t market. I don’t discount. I don’t—never mind that one, I just added a mailing list. Yay for me. Sales are still out of my control though. :)
And that’s about it for now. This post took way too long to write, because I mostly wandered and then wandered away before coming back. If I think of anything else, I’ll update.