Before I get started on New Year’s Resolutions, I thought I’d take a quick look back at what I said I’d do for 2013, and where I fell short.
The Best and Worst of 2013
First: 13 Novels – Yep, didn’t happen. Three happened. Actually, I’ve written four, but I’m saving one to release in 2014.
Second: 5,000 words a day. Sometimes I was lucky to hit 500. My best writing day was just over 8,000. However, I I’m currently hitting between 2k to 6k a day for the end of this year.
2013 did see the release of Broken Things, a novel I’m very proud of, and continues to be my bestselling book.
I also released the first book of two series, Hungry Gods and Spilling Blood.
I did not stay true to one genre, but I never intended to.
On to 2014
1). Since last year I wanted to write 13 novels, this year I’m setting my goal for 14 for this year. Do I care that I didn’t hit my goal last year? No way. Is it going to deter me? Not a chance. 14 novels.
Book 2 of both The Hungry Gods and Spilling Blood series will see release in the first quarter of 2014, and books 3 to both following. I have outlines for two more Sci-Fi books waiting in the queue, one additional fantasy, and a ton of horror.
2). Word count goal: 1 million words in 2014. That’s less than 3,000 words a day, but I intend to achieve much more than that.
3). Updates. Monday ones, Just like this one, every Monday. Starting this week, I’m going to actually use Tumblr too. I think I’ve got maybe three posts ever there. I’m going to use it to post daily word counts and how my goals are coming along.
4). This is my Maybe Goal. Maybe I’ll use my newsletter. Maybe.
And with that, I’ll leave you with one update: my next book, and first book of 2014, will be Death’s Reach, Book 2 of the Hungry Gods series, and it will be released in January. That’s all! 😀
love that you are specific; no generalities, which i think is my way of making something more attainable. this way i see you are COMMITTED! still love that cover for broken things–it’s very eye-catching. good job, garth, as always!
Thank you, Virginia! We’ll see how this next year goes. 🙂