And I'm super excited this month, because I finally have something to report. My goals started out 1) write a million words 2) make a million dollars.
I changed the second one. My new goals are to 1) write a million words 2) sell 500 books/month.
But I want to talk about what I've accomplished in July. I don't even remember what my goals for the month were or if I set goals. But I finished the prequel to Decree of Hope which added 16,700 words to my goal of a million and puts me 52% there. I started contacting bloggers for reviews. (If you like romance or mystery, you might like Decree of Hope, and I'm happy to give you a review copy). I finally joined a netgalley co-op and put Hope there, and I started contacting publicists. I'm looking to hire a PR person. Decree of Hope hit #6 for YA contemporary romance and #6 for legal thrillers during July. Those weren't goals (it would be hard to accomplish that as a goal since I don't know how it happened). But it still feels like a success.
My goals for August are:
- Keep up with MFA
- Write outline for thesis novel
- Write outline for Valentine's Day anthology
- Write Novella for Valentine's Day anthology
- Get a day job
- Sell 25 books at $3.99/copy