The Official 2014 Resolutions/Goals Post

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

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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

kitty1). 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! 😀

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13 in 2013

Hey! Thanks for checking out my website. I’m G.S. Wright, Author. I’ve been writing for many, many years, have a handful of short stories published, and this is the year that I’m releasing my novels.

It’s January 1st, 2013, and that means it’s time for resolutions. I have several, but I’m only focusing on one.

13 novels in 2013.

Yep, that’s right! I plan to release 13 novels this year, minimum.

Resolutions should be short term and manageable though. Therefore, there will be three books released between now and the end of March. I plan to be waaaay a head of that, but again, bite-sized progress.

I used to have a goal of 2000 words per day, but I write for a living, and this site holds me accountable. Therefore, here’s how this is going to break down:

1). 5000 words a day minimum, 1000 words an hour. 1000 words isn’t much and very achievable, and leaves time for daydreaming. I would like to see 10,000 daily words though.

2). Always keep the novel moving. I need to get away from short stories, so therefore, 5000 words a day must be applied to a novel. Anything beyond that can go to other stuff.

Thanks for joining me, you are going to hold me accountable on this ride. If you are on Facebook, please look up my group – G.S. Wright – Author.

As for today, I hit 5000 words before starting this post, and I hope to be able to share my first full-length novel with you in the first part of this month. As I’m just launching this site, I’m not going to plug my book yet, but I will in the coming days.