celestialgldfsh (celestialgldfsh) wrote,

Goals 2014

Bready or Not will post on Friday the 3rd.

Things have changed. I mean, holy cow, I have a two-book deal with HarperCollins Voyager. I have a contract. The stuff I've emphasized in the past--short stories and poetry--isn't as much of a priority now, though I'll keep up with them if I can.

Here are my goals for 2014:

1) Complete Clockwork Dagger sequel rough draft by February 28th. Revise like crazy. Ultimate due date: June 1st.

2) Prepare comprehensive marketing plan for release of Clockwork Dagger in September. This includes a complete website overhaul, regular updates on my personal blog, scheduling interviews and blog posts for other blogs and sites, participation in Novelocity, and seizing other viable opportunities.

a) Don't have a mental breakdown.

3) Release Clockwork Dagger in September.

a) Don't have a mental breakdown.

4) Participate in Write 1 Sub 1's Light Ray option and write a new story (fiction or nonfiction) or poem each month, if balanced with novel obligations. Aim to have at least ten works on submission at all times.

5) Revise Breath of Earth to be submittable.

6) If viable, write a second novel later in the year.

7) Continue to participate in 50book challenge, LibraryThing, and Goodreads, reading at least 50 books during 2014 and posting reviews for all.

8) Attend several conventions; at this point, I am planning on Phoenix Comicon and World Fantasy, though nothing is set yet.

9) Be honest with myself about my stress and personal limits. Don't hold it all inside. Reach out to writer friends. Let my agent know what is going on. Take time out for my husband, son, cat, and family. Read. Bake. Go thrift store shopping.

10) Don't give up. I've come a long way in the past year and there's plenty of mountain left to climb. If tired of climbing, use dynamite.

What are your goals for 2014?
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