So here we are, another New Year. A fresh start. A new beginning, if that’s the kind of thing you need. Maybe a time for resolutions, if you’re really disciplined (although did you know, according to this article by Business Insider, 80% percent of New Year’s Resolutions are broken by February?)
I don’t make formal resolutions anymore, but I do like to look at January 1 as a chance to reboot myself, which includes getting back to the routines I had before the holidays (regular workouts & putting down the wine bottle, anyone?). I also like to set new goals for myself as a writer.
Since I still have a full-time day job that takes up a fair amount of time and energy, I’ve learned to be realistic about my writing goals. This year I’m trying to spend more time on my online and social media presence, less money on advertising unless I’m *really* sure it’s a good investment with a strong ROI (return on investment), and most important, I’d like to write more :)
On that list of writing more includes writing 4 free short stories that will go exclusively to my newsletter subscribers (if you aren’t one yet, you can sign up by clicking here); releasing 3 boxed sets of titles I already have out BUT with brand new content; and starting a new small town romance series. That series has been in the works for some time now, and I actually have Book 1 complete, but I’m exploring my options for it (do I want to self-publish? Send it to my editor at a small press? Or send it to agents/editors to dip my toes in the traditional publishing world again?). Stay tuned for more on that.