Tuesday, December 27, 2011
What Are Your Writing Resolutions for 2012?
So, now that 2011 is drawing to a close we all have an opportunity to make those writing resolutions anew for 2012. What are yours?
I managed to publish eight ebooks in 2011. That is not to say I actually wrote eight books in 2011. In fact I only wrote four (and published three of them). Total written words for the year (including blogs, etc.) of about 400,000. That equates to approximately 1,000 a day - not too shabby!
In 2012 I want to improve on that total. This coming year I want to publish at least another three books and maybe write a fourth too. Total projected word count for the year - in excess of 500,000. That's going to be a tall order and I'll have to see how close I get to it.
To be successful as an Indie author takes a combination of many things, the first of which is continual writing! After all, you can't expect to become established with a portfolio of just one or two books. No, you need a collection. You need to prove to the world that you are serious. If I can have eleven or so published books by the end of 2012 I think people will begin to accept that I do actually write a little. I also need to get one of my series finished. I currently have too many series still open. So, this year my Melrose series is going to get finished and published in full (Xannu will be a few more years in the writing). I am looking forward to that!
So, there we go. The end of a year. The start of a new opportunity. Drop me a comment and let me know what your writing resolutions are for 2012.