2020 Goals

August 2020 Update

August is the month of what the f***. The month crept by at a snail’s pace, yet my word count sucked. I released City of Bones on time, which is good, but there are some many other projects I wanted to get done. It makes my stretch goal of 800k for 2020 not going to happen. But maybe if I hustle, I can get 750k? On a happy note, my editing is getting under control. I think I can cross something off my list.

2020 GOALS

  1. Write 600,000 words in publishable story related projects.
    • (Bonus) Write 800,000 words as a stretch goal.
    • (Bonus)Write 750,000 words as a stretch goal.
  2. Write every day of at least 500 words, making words in a row at 731 days in a row.
  3. Catch up on editing, allowing only 2 manuscripts waiting to be edited.
  4. Edit every day of 1 chapter at a minimum.
  5. Secure cover art for any book in the editing stage.
  6. Publish a minimum of 1 book.
  7. Publish a minimum of 3 books.
  8. Publish a minimum of 5 books.
  9. Publish a minimum of 7 books.
  10. Write one blog post a week.
  11. Write update blogs at the start of every month.
    • Write an update blog for the remaining months.
  12. Clean up Tokyo Tempest #1 with a proofread.
  13. Write and submit 5 short stories to markets.
  14. Publish 7 short stories or novellas to amazon.
  15. Set up a Patreon account.
  16. Set up proper social media author accounts and a proper newsletter.
  17. Have 1 paying client of editing services.
  18. Make 100 dollars one month through publishing.
  19. Make 500 dollars one month through publishing.
  20. Make 1000 dollars one month through publishing.
  21. (Bonus) Get back in shape physically by losing 20 lbs
    • (Bonus) Loose another 20 lbs

Breakdown of Goals.

As I have so many goals, and many of them build on others, I will be only going over the goals I am dealing with at the moment.

  1. Write 600,000 words in publishable story related projects.
    • I am at 430k words for 2020. This month I wrote 51,740 words. If I keep this pace up, I will be around 637k words for the year. This is good. While not stretch goal great, it is improving and getting me excitied. I am wondering how many other projects I get off my plate.
    • I did math and 800k stretch goal is 95k a month. That will not happen. But 750k is 80k a month. This is also probably not going to happen, but closer to a possibility. So it’s now 750k.
  2. Write every day of at least 500 words, making words in a row at 731 days in the road.
    • I am on day 611 of 731. I am making my goal. It is hard at times, but I am doing it.
  3. Catch up on editing allowing no more than 2 manuscripts waiting to be edited.
    • I pushed on the editing this month, while I have projects I am editing, I only have two waiting to be edited. This is a marked improvement. This excites me as I refine my production process to get novels published and on your kindles.
  4. Edit every day of 1 chapter at a minimum.
    • I got this one down. I have managed to make it something I do during my normal day.
  5. Secure cover art for any book in the editing stage.
    • I have decided to only do covers for books that are getting close. No need to stress over it. At the moment I have covers for the three Order of Ghosts Saga books. I will seek to get more covers once others get closer to publication.
  6. Publish a minimum of 1 book.
    • Done! Enlisted. Book one of the Agent O’Neal Saga.
  7. Publish a minimum of 3 books.
    • Kidnapped. Book two of the Agent O’Neal Saga.
    • Traitor. Book three of the Agent O’Neal Saga.
  8. Publish a minimum of 5 books.
    • Felix the Fallen. Book one of the Order of Ghosts Saga.
    • City of Ghosts. Book two of the Order of Ghosts Saga.
  9. Publish a minimum of 7 books.
  10. Write one blog post a week.
    • This is being done. I have yet to miss one and I don’t attend to miss it.
  11. Write an update blog for the remaining months.
    • This is to keep going. No time to waste.
  12. Clean up Tokyo Tempest #1 with a proofread.
  13. Write and submit 5 short stories to markets.
    • I should write some short stories.
    • I am networking and have submitted a few. Maybe I will get lucky?
  14. Publish 7 short stories or novellas to amazon.
  15. Set up a Patreon account.
    • I need to make a move on this. No one can sign up to something that doesn’t exist.
  16. Set up proper social media author accounts and a proper newsletter.
  17. Have 1 paying client of editing services.
  18. Make 100 dollars one month through publishing.
  19. Make 500 dollars one month through publishing.
  20. Make 1000 dollars one month through publishing.
  21. (Bonus) Loose another twenty pounds.
    • I have been doing Keto for a month now. My weight has dipped down to 238lbs, but its hard to push it down. I will try another month before giving something else a go.

Future Plans.

I have so much to do. I need to get as many projects I can done. There is so much I want to write and so many stories I want to tell. This is the time to get it all done. The final push to the end of the year. So The question remains, how many novels can I get published this year and what will next year look like?

This journey is not something I can do alone. It takes support from many people for it to become a reality. The easiest way is to visit my Amazon Author Page and purchase one of my books. They are available in all countries and for free in Kindle Unlimited. I have a tip jar set up at Ko-Fe, where you can buy me a coffee. Or you can also visit me on Facebook. Your help and support are much appreciated.

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