Last year, my goal was to publish my first book. This year, my goal is to publish the final four Second Star novellas, to finish out the series and begin work on the two other projects I have sitting in my TO WRITE folder. Hell, I may even do something crazy and work on a few projects simultaneously.
The word-count spreadsheet I used last year, tracked daily, weekly, monthly and yearly word counts. This year I’ve kicked it up a notch, and started tracking avg. daily word counts as well, as well as non-fiction words. After all, a lot of my “work-time” is spent writing blog articles (like this one) and interviews and reviews. Too many days on my calendar were blank last year, because I didn’t track those words. NEVA AGAIN! Muahahaahaa…ha…
Last year my goal was to write 1,000 words a day. I didn’t. So this year we’re going to try a slightly different approach. This year, 500 (fictional) words is the count I will shoot for, because let’s face it 500 is a little less intimidating than 1000. Even then, I’ve been over 1000 three out of four days so far, so BOOM…take that word goal!
Anyway, the math for my current goal works out like this: 500 x 365 = 182,500, which is almost 70k more words than 2014. Hopefully, that adds up to 100k more published words. Only, time will tell.
As far as my website is concerned, I’m going to add a digital library to the store, where people can purchase e-books directly from me. I have several new interviews planned and in the works and a few reviews. I’m working on a “Tools o’ the Trade” post, to highlight how I use Scapple and Scrivener in my writing and I’m also thinking about doing a couple video blogs for those of you who can stand to look at my ugly mug.