2020 Goals

September 2020 Update

September is the beginning my second to last semester of school. This is scary as I have had the freedom to not worry about a day job. This may be in my cards. In the writing front, I made my deadlines for the Liberation of Ghosts. I also published two of my books for a pen name. I won’t be giving the name out here, but I write in two other pen names with more planned for the next year.

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.
    • Publish 9 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 494k words for 2020. This month I wrote 67,848 words. If I keep this pace up, I will be around 658k words for the year. This is going great. I am not sure if I can make a stretch goal, though it won’t be for the lack of trying.
  2. Write every day of at least 500 words, making words in a row at 731 days in the road.
    • I am on day 640 of 731.
  3. Catch up on editing allowing no more than 2 manuscripts waiting to be edited.
    • I am still caught up on the editing. I just have to not let this get too far behind anymore.
  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.
    • Cover art is a go. I have my wife making my covers. This excites me.
  6. Publish a minimum of 1 book.
    • 1. Done! Enlisted. Book one of the Agent O’Neal Saga.
  7. Publish a minimum of 3 books.
    • 2. Kidnapped. Book two of the Agent O’Neal Saga.
    • 3. Traitor. Book three of the Agent O’Neal Saga.
  8. Publish a minimum of 5 books.
    • 4. Felix the Fallen. Book one of the Order of Ghosts Saga.
    • 5. City of Ghosts. Book two of the Order of Ghosts Saga.
  9. Publish a minimum of 7 books. (Headed for 9 books)
    • 6. Liberation of Ghosts. Book three of the Order of Ghosts Saga.
    • 7. Book one of Pen Name book.
    • 8. Book two of Pen Name book.
  10. Write one blog post a week.
    • This has gotten hard and has been dropped. I started writing a blog to keep writing. At first it was fun, but now it has turned into a chore. I will do more blog posts, but they won’t be on any set schedule. Has to be.
  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.
    • I have planned to write books 2 and 3 in this series. Set for 2021.
  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 started to plan for 2021 and 2022. I plan to write 1 million words. I do not think I can do this. But in 2019 I didn’t think I could do 500 thousand. But. It is October 1st and I’m at 500k words. Last year I was at this point in December. If I can manage to get similar months to what I did this month, I expect I will have 700k words this year. If I have to get a day job, this may change the count, but I will try my hardest to get things done.

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.

Categories: 2020 Goals

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s