Yes, I know. Setting any kind of goals for the coming year, especially professional romance author publishing goals, might seem like an exercise in frustration and futility. But I’m a goalsetting kind of person. Thankfully, I’ve also learned a lot about how to roll with the punches. I’ll be be okay if things don’t work out exactly as I planned.
In fact, I know I won’t always reach all my goals… At least not the way I envision them. My goals may change, or the path I take to reach them may change. Hell, by the end of the year nothing might look like I planned.
That does not matter. As long as I keep working as hard as I am able (which some days may not be much at all, if any), and moving forward as much as I can, I’ll end up somewhere awesome. It just might not happen when, or the way, I want. Of course, that also means the end result might be better than I can imagine right now.
My longer-term goal is to have six or more full-length romance novels published by the end of 2023, with at least one of them making the New York Times and USA today bestsellers lists. Along with that, I want my new book sales to grow by a minimum of 5000 copies with each release and backlist sales to grow as well.
Like I said, big, hairy, audacious goals. But I’ll never reach them if I don’t set them.
Here’s to 2021 being a whole lot better than 2020!
Have you set any goals for the upcoming year? If so, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.
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Stacy Gold is editing this damn book againFollow
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It should be extremely hard to get a gun and extremely easy to get an abortion
💓LOKI is feeling a little melancholy...no adopter with a great furever....🏡He is dreaming of one for XMAS....Such a great little boy....💘
Planned Parenthood also has Planned Parenthood Direct (app) that lets you get birth control and UTI treatments mailed to you or you can go to a pharmacy. You can get a year prescription of BC. Check the app to see if your state is on the list. I know for sure Georgia is.
Damn. I miss George Carlin. Brilliant man. Got to see him live in college and he spoke so much truth couched in comedy. This bit is still add on point as it was when he first delivered it.
George Carlin on Abortion. #Legend