Well it’s a new year and I guess that means that there are new goals and challenges to be agreed.
As I’ve said previously on here, I’m not big on resolutions. I’m much more of a “don’t say never, cos you might; don’t say always, cos you might not” kind of person.
Did I achieve the goals I set out for 2017? (https://coralmccallum.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/a-new-year-means-new-goals-and-a-fresh-challenge/ )
Yes and No.
I successfully self-published Book Baby 3 aka Bonded Souls on 15 April 2017. Box ticked. Go me!
I did make steady progress with the first draft of Book Baby 4 but I didn’t quite get it finished before the stroke of midnight on 31 Dec 2017. I’m about 75% of the way there with it. However, in a change to the way I usually write and edit, the first 25000 words have been typed up so I am ahead of the game on that phase.
Am I disappointed in myself that I didn’t achieve both of my 2017 goals?
However, I am not about to beat myself up about it.
So, the goals for 2018…..
These are simple:
1- Publish Book Baby 4 circa June/July 2018
2- Bring Jake and Lori back out to play and return my focus to the Silver Lake series
3- Keep blogging once a week
Life is complicated and busy enough without over-complicating the creative world I escape to. For me as an individual, my writing is meant to de-stress me not stress me out.
I wish each and every one of you a wonderful 2018.
Thank you for the continued love and support for not only my book babies but also for the various short stories that I have published via this blog. (Yes- the dark angel will return at some point in 2018)
And, as the traditional Scottish New Year blessing goes-
If you’ve not yet check out the Silver Lake series, it can be found on Amazon:
(images sourced via Google – credits to the owners)