2020 Goals

October 2020 Update

October is the month of near crazy. I am wondering where the month has gone. I have not gotten enough done though I have gotten some. As you might have noticed, I am still not writing my weekly blog. I do want to have some type of blog, though it will wait until the new year to see that forth that will take. Maybe I can do some vlog, though I have the face for radio and voice for text. I have published my book one of my Corrupted Stream Saga and I am working to publish the next. It should go up in the next week or so. I am working on my plans for next year, and I am changing my plans for the next two months.

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 561k words for 2020. This month I wrote 67,188 words. If I keep this pace up, I will be around 671k 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 671 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 Only 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.
    • 9. Trapped Reality. Book one of the Corrupted Stream Saga
  10. Write one blog post a week.
  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.

Last year I have told that I am no longer doing NaNoWriMo. I didn’t see a point in it. If you have followed my update posts, I have written a NaNo every month. January: 57,406. February: 47,811. March: 51041. April: 48,670. May: 50,038. June: 52,391. July: 67,439. August: 51,740. September: 67,848. October: 67,188. So this year, I am not doing a simple NaNo. The purpose of NaNoWriMo is to challenge a person to try something they think is hard. There is a myth that writing a novel will take most of a year to write. That it isn’t possible to write it faster.
A novel is a minimum of fifty thousand. Writing that in thirty days is 1,667 words per day. In the reach of most people. For me, my yearly average is 1,836 words a day. My average for the last few months is 2,262 and 2,167 words. So to keep the challenge a proper challenge, I am going to write 100k words. This is insane and I don’t think I will be successful. But I am not going to try.

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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