Welcome, 2019!

I’m becoming an old man: I fell asleep, missing the ball drop, and woke after 3 AM… in the new year.

Many folks will make resolutions for the year. I’m not one of them.

Folks Always Fail Them

Instead, I do things differently, and get a lot of stuff done as a result:

I Make Goals

This year will be no different. Some goals are obvious. some not as much:

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  • Update this blog more. I’ve written a lot on Medium in 2018, but not a lot on this blog. I need to fix that in 2019.
  • More movement on my novel. I finished my first draft in early 2014. I have been using Ninja Writing to write revisions (more on that in another post). I’m into Act Two now.
  • Justify my award. In 2009 I won an Aurora Award for a newsletter. I stopped in 2012. I’ve been writing my next issue for a long time. I hope to publish it soon.

I’ll stop my list there. We’ll see how well I do by 2020.

My Goals for 2013

Not resolutions. I don’t make those, because I actually hope to achieve these!

English: Picture I made for my goals article

English: Picture I made for my goals article (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are a few big tasks that I will attempt this year:

  • I’ve posted about this a few times, but chronic fatigue has stopped me from getting it done: get my 3 other versions of Hunters’ Inc. done.
  • When the 3 other versions are done, I’ll make a pitch for a fourth in Supers, since that also has 3rd-party stuff allowed.
  • When those are in I have a sequel book to pitch. I already wrote it; my former publisher closed down before we could look at it.
  • I have a short story to revise and try as a Kindle single.
  • This one will be my biggest challenge / adventure for the year: to start a novel series. I have the characters and premise written out  now I need the plot and then have to write the book(s).

It’s only the 1st day of the year, and I already have it mapped out!