Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Halfway Point

So tonight is June 30th and we are technically halfway through the year. I've accomplished a lot of my writing goals (not so many of my marketing goals). At this point in my career, however, I have so many ideas that I just want to get written down that I don't feel bad concentrating more on writing than marketing. This is what I have done so far this year:
Shadows of St. Louis
Priscilla the Great 4
Priscilla the Great 5
Priscilla the Great versus the World
Priscilla the Great Omnibus 1

Two short stories for different anthologies
The Saint Of Petersburg
Dark Marco vol 1

There are 184 days left in the year. My goal for the second part of the year is to keep on a strict 1,000 words a day schedule. That means I plan to write 184,000 more words this year. I've even decided how to allocate those words. I want three 50k word novels and then the other 34k words will be split between two short stories and Dark Marco Vol 2. I'm not saying that all of these will be published in 2012 since they would still need to go through editing and everything. But I am planning on publishing at least two more novels and two more short stories in 2012. With what has already been published and written, that would give me seven books published and four separate anthologies. Not bad. For 2013, of course, I will try to raise the bar even higher.

I have definitely found that I prefer writing to marketing. I think having more available content will eventually boost my sales organically. Sometime in August I will go back to pushing my public speaking career, but for right now, all I want to do is write.