Are you planning yet?
It’s that time again! New Year’s Goals time! Have you started planning?
I love this time of year…
…when we all sit down with our shiny new graph pads and make out the list of what we want to accomplish in 2018. Please feel free to join in this list by leaving your plan in the comments.
My plan for 2018
This year brings with it a saying hello and a saying goodbye. I have had my blog for a long time. And from it jetted a podcast that became quite a hit with other authors. But I think in 2018, I will be saying goodbye to the podcast. I realize after much meditation that I don’t have time to do it anymore. I will still blog though. I may just put some flyby episodes in THIS blog, instead. I know some of you still like to listen to me prattle on. But keeping up TWO blogs, and creating, producing, and promoting Writer Groupie took a toll.
I would also like to help…
other authors with their book covers. I like doing design work. It’s another outlet for creatives. I like making them, and people obviously need them.
So, since it is January, here are my goals for the new year. I sure hope I get more done this year!
Social media less
Publish more regularly
It is crucial that I get more writing time in my schedule. That means I have to actually MAKE a schedule and keep it. Not easy for someone who threw all schedules out the door in deference to a sick spouse. There was no way to keep a schedule. But since his passing last year, I realize that I am a free spirit now. I can make them, keep them, or not. I guess I want to make one and keep it this year.
Social media has got to take a back seat this year. I cannot spend the endless amount of time online playing games and reading posts. It is where all my writing time has gone and I realize this. DOING it, is going to be another matter. It’s downright hard!
Publishing more regularly won’t be hard if I get into the writing chair and stay there. I can turn out some books this year if I try. Please light a candle for me!
Promoting really is determined by how much I get written and published. But if the first two dominoes fall into place, well, this one will also.
Travel. Ah. This is the biggie. I haven’t been able to go anywhere for many years and my dancing feet are just a’tappin. I am going to Florida this month! I am planning for a trip to the Pacific Northwest this summer also. Be on the lookout for MORE pics!
And really, although that is a very simplified list, this is my year at the moment. I am going to do my best to keep this blog updated better, too. I hope you will be around for all the excitement!