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.
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