|Is setting goals the secret to success?|
But for a writer, it’s important to do more than make resolutions. We need to set goals. I've got to get to work on mine.
My Production Goals:
I’ve been talking forever about the three-book series I’m publishing myself. Now’s the time to make some firm decisions about when I’m actually going to release the books. I know I want to release them in the early part of 2018, but so far that’s all I know. I can’t let this drag on forever. What I need to do is set a date and work toward it.
I have to also look forward to the rest of the year. What other projects do I want to work on? Where do I want my career to go? I need to make decisions, set dates and work towards them.
My Marketing Goals:
There are a lot of decisions to make here. I have to figure out what I’m going to do to launch my indy series. Do I want to expand my newsletter? I’m at the point where I’ll need to actually start paying Mail Chimp if I add many more subscribers. There’s a lot of talk now about ads, both Facebook and Amazon. I need to learn how to use these ads.
And since the other World Wranglers are talking about the words they've chosen as their inspiration word of the year, I thought I'd pick one, too. I'm going with Determination. I'm determined to self-publish. I'm determined to move forward in my career. I'm determined to enjoy my writing more than ever.
2018 promises to be an exciting year. I have a lot to learn and a lot of decisions to make. Not to mention losing weight, eating healthier, and exercising more!
Do you have any goals or resolutions for 2018?