Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Writer Wednesday: 2016 Goals and an Announcement

I've been thinking about my writing goals for a while now, and to be honest it wasn't easy to come up with them this year. The reason is because my editing took off last year, and that's impacted my writing. While I want to write a set number of books, it's just not possible to predict how many I'll be able to write.

At the moment, I'm booked through April with client edits. That doesn't even factor in my edits for Leap Books. What that means is I will have very little time to write during those months. :( I'm a fast drafter, so give me about eight days free of edits and I'll draft an entire book. I'll have to start scheduling writing time into my edits after April, though, and block out those days from potential clients.

So my goals for 2016 are going to be very general:
  • Write as much as I can.
  • Read for enjoyment as much as I can.
  • Try not to let my editing schedule consume me by scheduling breaks.
  • Release my entire Into the Fire Trilogy.
  • Release my entire Curse of the Granville Fortune Trilogy.
  • Remember I'm only human.
That's it. I'm not going crazy this year. I won't put huge expectations on my shoulders. I will remember I'm only one person and I'll do what is realistically doable.


Now, on to my announcement. Well, actually it's an announcement of a future announcement. Next week I'll be announcing a new opportunity for my readers. As always, my street team, Kelly's Coven and my newsletter subscribers will hear about it first, which means those individuals will have first dibs at this opportunity. I'll post the news here a few days later. Want to be one of those lucky people to get first dibs? Sign up for my street team and/or my newsletter. If you'd like to join Kelly's Coven you can do so here. Or you can subscribe to my newsletter here.

*If you have a question you'd like me to answer from the other side of the editor's desk, feel free to leave it in the comments and I'll schedule it for a future post.

25 comments:

  1. Taking small steps will get you through your goals Kelly. Congrats on getting straight work. When my freelancing finally took off it affected my writing and reading as well. But it is worth it to be able to do what you love as a job.

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    1. Yes. I love editing. I really do. I need time to write too, though.

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  2. I read and write as much as I can. Even if I don't make all my goals, I know I did a lot. I look forward to your trilogies.

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    1. Thanks, Medeia! I'm always amazed by how much you read and write.

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  3. Wow. That is fast drafting. How do you do it? Good luck on your awesome goals.

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  4. I always love hearing you talk about fast drafting; I'm also always in total awe. I was three chapters into my next MG when I received my first round of edits, so I stopped writing the new material. I am just about ready to begin (my first attempt at) fast drafting. I draft a six to ten page synopsis in a morning, so why can't I let all my perfectionism go to get through a full manuscript? I'm going to give it a try. Just get it down on the screen and revise later, right? Looking forward to all your news and releases in 2016! So exciting!

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    1. Yes. Just type. Don't worry about whether you're using the perfect words. Get the story down. You can do it.

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  5. Sometimes I don't believe that you're human. ;) Good luck with your goals! Happy 2016!!!

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  6. I can't wait for the release of both trilogies. I wish I could draft as fast as you. Keep inspiring us, Kelly.

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  7. Great goals. All the best with it all and yeah...the last one.

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  8. Good for you Kelly. Take care of you!

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  9. Good goals, Kelly, especially the last. The thing about client edits is that it also means you'll have consistently good income, and that's a huge yay! Best of luck with all and Happy 2016!

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  10. Happy New Year, Kelly. All great goals.

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  11. All noble goals, and I especially resonate to the last one. What good is one crazy non-human editor/writer? We have enough of those. ;)

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    1. Lol I try to keep the crazy to a minimum. ;)

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