A few months into 2014, I realized I had WAY too many goals. I won’t embarass myself by listing how many, but quickly into the new year I decided to simplify my goals. I may have still done a dreadful job of completing very many of them, I still published three ebooks, got my website Mark S. R. Peterson.com up and running, paid off our car (we have no car loans whatsoever!), signed up for the Goodreads Author Program, and submitted at least twice to the Writers Of The Future contest.
My three published works this year were:
Killzone: Book 1 of the Shadowkill Trilogy
The Things They Collected (free short story)
If Walls Could Talk: A Terrifying Short Story Collection
I am also not exclusive with any online publishing platform. My ebooks are found everywhere–and right now, Guest Of Honor, my free novelette, is selling like crazy on the iBooks store.
2014 has been good to me.
And I believe 2015 will be even better. I have also simplified my goals even more. For starters, I have two focuses: publishing and weight loss.
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2014 is fast approaching the memory banks. 2015 is looking to be a good year.
No, I know it will.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve narrowed down my list of goals to accomplish. They involve two things: publishing and weight loss.
For publishing, Straight Razor is past the 42,000 word mark (out of an estimated 70K). I also have two more nonfiction ebooks in the wings, in the Mr. Shoestring series, I’m planning. Those two are still in the infancy stage and I probably won’t talk about it until they’re ready.
I’m also planning on using some of indie author Nick Stephenson’s advice in how to increase the number of e-mail subscribers. It involves offering a free short ebook to those who subscribe. Don’t worry, I won’t forget the early adopters and will make sure you get a copy of it as well.
What are your 2015 goals looking like?