As 2018 comes to a close, I spend some time looking back at what I’ve done and what I’ve not done. What I wish I did better and what I regret not doing.
The main take away is that I would liked to have done more conventions, and I’m annoyed I didn’t publish anything in 2018. With those in mind, I want to make some commitments to myself and my readers for 2019.
One: Publish Renaissance Army Book 2
This one is going to happen. I’m heading into the Beta readers section, finalizing the cover art and text, and preparing for printing. Slow and steady wins the race.
Two: Finish Rough Draft of Renaissance Army Book 3
The third book is already in the works. I’ve got some key scenes written down and I’m working on the outline. I’ll need to do some research and reading, but there’s a whole year to play with.
Three: Launch my database website
I’ve been building a database website for the Renaissance Army series. Its a website that includes rank insignia, history of the nations, and timeline of events. It will let readers who want to learn more know more, and help me keep information on the world in a place where I won’t lose it.
Four: Get a non-Renaissance Army book ready for publishing
I have a lot of book ideas, so I want to get something else ready for publication. There are plenty of possible stories that I could go with, and it is unlikely they would be as long as the RAM books.
Five: Write more short stories
I’m trying to look at short stories as a way to test out mechanics of worlds, debut characters, and just practice things I’m not used to writing. So in 2019 I’m going to write more short stories.
Six: Blog and Post More
Essentially I want to be more sociable on social media. I feel it is one area of the whole self-publishing author that I have not been successful at.
Seven: Get an Audiobook out for Renaissance Army books.
I may have a lead on a female voice to bring Renaissance Calling and its sequel to audibook. If that doesn’t work out, I have some other options. I aim to have both recorded when Book 2 is released.
So that’s my seven goals for 2019. Looking forward to writing as much as I can, and I hope you reach your own writing goals as well.