Time is Finite to write a book
To get the absolute most out of it I have to plan and cajole myself into keeping on track.
I run several art and craft web sites, am self employed as a fire safety consultant; a published author and cartoonist; Play in a British brass band and am most importantly a husband and father.
To make all of this successful takes effort and time. Effort and time is totally down to my skills in managing myself.
I have written several children’s books with a co-author and have decided that it is time to really crank up a few gears and write books on my own – just I, me and myself! I have followed Joanna Penn’s Podcast ‘The Creative Penn’ since she first started podcasting several years ago. She has kept this ambition to become a creative and successful author alive and it is only now that I have the time and means to do just that.
My writing goals
So why distract myself away from typing out my next book? Peer pressure is the answer. By charting my ambitions, goals, progress, failures and successes publicly it puts more pressure on me to get on with it. So without procrastinating further these are my goals:
- Write a minimum 1000 words every day and have a maximum of 2 days off writing a week i.e. produce a minimum 5000 words a week.
- Write 3 Novellas this year (2018)
- Publish all three on indie author platforms such as Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Smashwords with the three novellas plus a box set of the three
- Continue to write at least three Novellas a year in 2019 onward
The writing that I really like is a bit of a ‘hotchpotch’.
I love science fiction and fantasy and crimes, thrillers and mystery.
Although they say you should stick to one specific genre I am going to break that rule and write exactly what I want to write – so there!
This is my plan. But like all best laid plans things may change.
I have a print out of my goals on the wall next to the desk where I type and as it is in my face and on this web site, which anyone can see I will make progress…Watch this space!