A week into it and we have either failed entirely on our goals or didn't make any goals to start with... I kid. I'm sure some of you have done amazing.
YAY FOR GOALS!
So far, I've done okay with mine. I made my fairly general this year instead of the strict STRICT ones I've had in years past.
It occurred to me this morning that I haven't shared my 2018 writing goals/schedule.
Right? I'm just as upset as you are....
Here is my 2018 Writing Schedule/Goals/Things I Want to Do/List...
1. Query Again.
I'm expecting to query in February/March. I'm so freakin' excited about it! And nervous... really nervous... and excited...
2. Release 3 New Books This Year
So... yeah, that's a lot smaller of a goal than in past years. This is the first January in forever that I haven't had a release, and it makes me anxious. However, I'm using the time to write, read, not be so stressed-- which is nice. And who knows? This summer, I might write all the books for the fall (but 3 is the goal... or maybe 2...)
3. Scrivener My Heart Out
*That sounds painful*
I've always written in Word. Not that there is anything wrong with Word. I still use it and love it. However, I've had Scrivener for about 2 years, and it is about time to use it for all it's worth. (Mainly plotting because I've never been much of a plotter.)
Which leads to...
4. More Plot, Less Pants
*Let me explain that*
Throughout my writing career, I've always wrote linear as if watching a movie (as in writing by the seat of my pants.. pantsing). And it's served me well. For at least one book, I want to plot it out as much as I can before I write it. Just to say that I've done it. I might like it... who knows?
5. Be Content with my Content
This harkens back to my 'one word' for 2018-- Content. I've always written books I'm proud of, and I want to keep that going. I also want more blogs and vlogs because I do have things to say. Sometimes I just don't say it #allthewords #ohglory #content
So that's it!
That's my 2018 writing goals. Do you have any 2018 goals? I'd love to hear about them. Leave a comment :)
I made a video on my youtube channel about my reading goals for the year.
Here's to a great 2018.
Live your dreams. Write your nightmares.
MUCH LOVE, Kelly
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About Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin is an Amazon bestseller and award-winning author. She loves abandoned house photography, ghost stories, and trying to figure out what goes bump in the night.
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Books by Kelly Martin
The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe
The Heartless Series (complete):
DDT Series (complete):
Dark and Deadly Things
Dark and Devious Things
Dark and Dreadful Things
Dark and Desperate Things
Dark and Dangerous Things
Fairy Tale Series (complete):
Betraying Ever After
The Beast of Ravenston
The Glass Coffin
The Deception of Devin Miller
B.I.G. is Beautiful: A Love Story
Crossing the Deep
Love in the 80s
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
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