Goals - Version 2021 (Unless the world has other plans again)

Last year, I did a blog about it. So I thought I'd do a blog about it this year too.

Last year I shot for the stars.

But that doesn't quite work for me.

My brain has this tendency to resist me.

So this year I'm being realistic. With my public (see below) and private goals.

Build a writing routine

Last year saw me write more than ever, but it also saw me stalling between books. Whether due to edits, brain (see above) or due to circumstances.

The thing is, I know I can do better, and in order to achieve some of my private new goals, I have to build a routine.

As a full time author, I have to write regularly and keep myself accountable. So this will be my biggest challenge. Me and routine? Not best pals, unfortunately.

But I'm putting accountability partners and parameters to achieve that. More on the parameters below.

Write 8 books

Last year, my goal was to write 12 books.

I failed at that. Because I lacked a writing routine.

Instead, I wrote 8-9 books, which was still a fantastic achievement.

So this year I'm shooting for the same volume, with the expectation and hope that I will surpass it.

And if I don't, I'll still have achieved a great deal.

In order to keep me accountable on this goal, and to help me with the routine goal, I will be putting up for pre-order the first 6 books I will be publishing this year.

It's a big ask, and I'm somewhat terrified of doing it.

But if I keep up my current momentum and stay ahead of the course it's doable.

More on those pre-orders later this month.

Read 50 books

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