I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I make goals for the year. If I don’t reach my goal, I carry it over to the next year. I’ve been doing this for several years and it works for me.
I went into 2013 flying high off of 2012′s achievements. By February reality (i.e. the market) slapped some sense into me. But I still pulled off some amazing things last year. Here’s a recap.
2013 Accomplishments: (What I wanted to do. What I actually did.)
Publish The Twisted Mosaic, books 2 and 3: Their Twisted Love and His Twisted Lesson. Done. Released the omnibus edition too.
Start writing Ramsay series. (Meet Billy Ramsay in The Devil Made Me Do It: Under His Kilt.) Well, this got postponed indefinitely. Austin and Jack want their sequels written first.
Do book signings and appearances. Go to RomCon 2013 as author. RomCon was awesome! Going again in June 2014, and I’m going to Pure Textuality in October.
Get Secret Storm into Amazon’s Romance Top 100. Done. And Her Twisted Pleasures made it to #1 in Erotica on both Amazon and B&N, temporarily knocking off you know what shade of crap.
One major achievement that wasn’t on my list was my feature on USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog. Awesome doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Release Tell Me You Want Me sequel by December.
Start writing Secret Storm sequel for release in 2015.
Work on getting current titles into brick and mortar stores. (Carried over from 2013.)
Release current titles as audio books.
Continue to build Trashy brand, name recognition. Expose myself! Um… wait. Or as my publisher calls it, the long slow grind.
Upgrade my blog/website. Actually, that’s geek-in-training’s (Hubs) project.
Lesson learned in 2013: The only thing harder than making the #1 spot is staying there. I’ll be back.