End of January 2019 Report

In an effort to put my money where my mouth is, I have decided that at the start of the next month I shall go over what I have accomplished.

Recap of 2019 Goals

  1. Write 500,000 words in personal, non-school related projects.
  2. Complete and publish Felix #2, Felix #3, Des O’Neal #1, Des O’Neal #2, Des O’Neal #3, Jovian Marines #1, Jovian Marines #2, Jovian Marines #3, Mech Warrior #1, Mech Warrior #2, Mech Warrior #3.
  3. Correct cover for Felix #1.
  4. Write four blog posts per month
  5. Give Felix #1 and Tokyo Tempest #1 a proofread.
  6. Complete and submit to market Jovian Marine Raider short #1, Jovian Marine Raider short #2, and RPG Death short.
  7. Earn $1000.00 a month from novels.
  8. Relaunch publishing company with a new, stronger name.
  9. Get 1 client for editing services.

January Accomplishments

  1. I wrote 43,834 words.
  2. I finished the first draft of Felix #2.
  3. Finished editing Des O’Neal #1
  4. Waiting on a cover for Des O’Neal #1
  5. Worked on editing Jovian Marines #1
  6. Wrote 4 blog posts during January

Examination of Accomplishments

  1. With writing nearly 44k words in January, I have just passed the base January goal of 42,470 words. It is not large enough for the 46,500 words that I set for myself, but that is okay. I set the 46k goal to account for times when the writing doesn’t flow. In the 31 days of January, I had failed to write the daily goal of 1500 words nine times. The lowest daily count was at 140 words. To me, this is a good month and is something to be excited about.
  2. I had started the manuscript for the sequel to my Phantom Sorcerer back in January 2018. I reached 45k words before I got distracted by other projects and life got in the way. Now, it is done at 73k words. It is in the pile of stories to be edited.
  3. At the start of the month, I had finished the edits to the first Des O’Neal book. It will be called The O’Neal Saboteur.
  4. I have been working with my wife, the artist, on a cover for the Des O’Neal book. It is coming along, and it will be a post once I can show something about it.
  5. The edits of Jovian Marines #1 are ongoing. I have a title for the project, but no series name. I am not settled with Jovian Marines. I am thinking about the Odinite Campaign Saga. We will see what I settle on.
  6. As you can see from my previous posts, I have written four blog posts with them going live on Sundays. I wrote about goals. In February, I will be discussing a different topic, which is currently undecided.

Plan for the Future

Despite not hitting the publish button in the month of January, I consider the month to be successful. I start my day by editing for an hour before doing anything else. After that, I write my words for the day. Once those two tasks are done, I work on other tasks. At the end of each night, I write my tasks for the next day.

So far, it is working, and I won’t be changing a thing. If I keep going on this path, I will be successful this year. It is a long way off, and anything can happen.

I will post the February update at the beginning of March. Until then, enjoy the posts for February.

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