Next year will be my first year of being a ‘real’ author. This year was about embracing my writer identity, pushing my own creative limits, and above all else about my mental & emotional wellness.
Next year is about the beginning of a new career.
Now, I know things will change. They always do. My plans will adapt, but I firmly believe in having goals, having a plan, and adapting as I go.
Last week, my aim was to get my business plan done. It’s pretty much complete, but it has a few gaps which I’ll fill in over the next couple of weeks. I also wrote up a production schedule for 2015.
After all, I am a business.
My blogging schedule will change next year. I’ll be doing two posts a week on here for writers & creatives, and one on my author website for my readers.
On this blog, my weekly posts will be:
- a reflection of the week
- a post for writers – mostly about the writing business, or something I’ve learnt
On my author blog, I’m aiming for one post every 1-2 weeks, which will centre around my fiction.
I’m aiming to put out 3 chapter books (two of which are already written), and 2 picture books. They’ll probably be wordless as I really enjoyed that form of storytelling. This is about the number I’m hoping to produce every year.
I’m also intending to put out an anthology with children’s work in it. I do need to do some more research on this, but if all goes well it’ll become an annual project.
I only ended up doing a couple of stand-alone works this year but I’m aiming to have a collection by this time next year so I can start doing regular painting exhibition as well. Regular meaning every 1-2 years, probably.