I love this part of the year when 12 whole months stretch ahead of me and I can think about the future with time and optimism on my side.
I have a lot I want to achieve in 2022 as I feel the last 2 years have been a let down on the publishing front. I will set myself some big goals and do my best to meet as many as I can.
First I want to share the big goals to work towards over the whole year and then break that down into monthly tasks. I’ll try to give monthly updates which will hold me to account and hopefully give me the impetus to power through these goals.
Mermaid Hotel Romance Series
I’m considering approaching agents and publishers with this series idea, but I’m torn as I do love self publishing and I have already bought 3 beautiful book covers with the intention of doing everything myself.
If I do self publish I want to get 3 books out this year; Evie’s Song, A.J’s Legacy and Love in Degrees.
Starlight Prophecy Series
This fantasy series has been in my head for a long time and I really want to get book 1 and 2 finished and published in 2022. Again, I have purchased the covers but I’m stuck on the titles. So far I have Starlight Prophecy – Awaken. Starlight Prophecy – Arise and book 3 would be Ascend.
Other Writing Goals
Stick to a weekly word count. Before Christmas I was managing between 3 – 4k. That is a pretty good figure to aim for, whether that be new story ideas, new scenes for my WIP’s or with the new book I’ve pre-ordered as a late Christmas present to myself which is all about daily inspiration. More on that when the book arrives later in the month.
Write a new piece of flash fiction or short story each month for my writing group to critique.
Publish fantasy short stories set in the world of my books.
Publish a short story anthology.
As you can see I have set a huge challenge – publishing up to 7 books! I’m not sure if it is possible but I like to aim big!
For now I will focus on a month to month strategy. With that in mind my goals for January are simple. Finish editing Evie’s Song and publish my book of Fantasy Short Stories.
I’ll be back at the end of the month to review my plan and see how it’s getting along.
Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic fantasy and heart-warming romance
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