Inspiration | Jarrod D. King

2019 – Goals for the New Year

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?

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