With every new year comes the pondering of resolutions to make it better than the last. While I complained throughout 2018 about my lack of progress, I have to keep it real with myself and reflect on all that I’ve done. It hasn’t been meaningless. And in fact, it played a big part on my strategy for 2019.
A Look Back at 2018
Like I said in my previous post, I spent a lot of time trying to master marketing and branding myself. The things I’ve experimented with are as follows:
- King for a Day – YouTube Vlog
- The Read / LGBTr – YouTube Interview Show
- Snapchat / Instagram Stories
- Prompting votes for the next story path on Twitter
- Un-Commuted – Podcast
I would consider all of those my failures – or at least just projects that had promise, but didn’t light a fire inside of me. However, I did do some things I would consider successes:
- Completed writing The Auctorati – currently being edited
- Completed writing Synapse – soon to be edited
- Wrote and published two short stories, Survival Stories
- Sold my book at my first trip to a convention, Wicomicon in Baltimore, MD
Yeah, I did a lot of complaining (and hopefully it wasn’t that noticeable), but when I look back at what I’ve done I am proud of both the failures and successes. The failures have helped me narrow down and focus on what I do best. The successes have propelled me forward with a clear understanding of what to do next. This year, I’m only going to do what energizes me.
2019 – Resolutions for the New Year
I’m excited for 2019. Not only do I expect to publish two novellas, I have a clear plan for my blog, and some amazing new ideas that I want to get started on. Here’s what I’m looking forward to:
- Publish The Auctorati and Synapse
- Regular blog post updates
- Higher email list engagement
- A short story about dueling immortal warriors
- A novel about killer androids
- Completing Pangaea book two and having it ready for publishing by 2020 (maybe earlier if I can get into a groove)
Happy New Year! What are your resolutions?