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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Overheard: ‘When you’re dead you don’t know you’re dead. The pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you’re stupid.’
It’s going to be a great day! I was 2wks out from my last vacc Saturday. Got my 1st haircut in more than a year, returned to in-person tap dance class, and after days of rain, this is the view from my office window! Gonna get some #editing done today. #springishere #writerslife
I have been saying this for years.
Relationships aren’t supposed to suck and we need to quit normalizing this kind of disrespect and dysfunction.
We HAVE to stop normalizing the "hating your spouse" narrative. If my partner ever called me a ball and chain he'd be sleeping on the balcony. Why would you make the choice to marry someone, only to complain about being married to them? Get a damn divorce. What a weird culture.
Just to recap: Congress members who get $174k a year in publicly-funded pay, publicly-funded health care, publicly-funded pensions, publicly-funded travel, and unlimited publicly-funded vacation and sick time think $300 a week for unemployment is "too socialist."