Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I've never been much of a goal setter. I'm one of those people who decides she's going to do something and then sets about doing it. It's not a matter of goals, per se. If I begin something, I feel as if I must finish it. As an author, however, the writing of the book is just the beginning. For that, I don't set a goal but a deadline. I decide when the book must be completed by in order to have it edited and formatted by a particular release date. It's all very businesslike, but what comes afterward I can't set a deadline for. This is where the goals come in.
My next goal is 10,000 books by March 21. To reach that, I must do a few things. First, I must promote, which means blog tours, Twitter, Facebook, and all those other outlets that allow me to talk up my work. Second, I must write more books and release them. To that end, Destiny Redeemed comes out on October 13 and Blood Avenged is scheduled for a mid-December release. Then, I don't have any more releases planned until March 21, when I hope to have the first of my new series out.
This is a new chapter for me. Thanks to everyone who's been so supportive. Each day I get closer to the one overriding goal I've had since I began writing--to be able to call writing my only full time job and career. With a lot of hard work, I believe I can make that goal a reality.