2019 Goals and Plans

2019 Goals and Plans

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry famously said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” And so, here are my goals for 2019 and my plans and strategies on how to achieve them:

On Writing:

  • Writing hours: 10 am – 2 pm with break for lunch; 7-11 pm
  • Finish SINGAPORE FLING and publish on March 20, the first day of Spring
    • Write 1,000 words a day in January
    • Send to Beta Readers on February 1
    • Cover reveal on February 14
    • Self-edit and send to editor on February 15
    • Edit and revise by March 6
    • Proofread and format by March 12
    • Preorders up on March 13
    • Launch wide on March 20
  • Write HUA HIN HEARTS short story for New Romance Cafe’s Summer Anthology
    • Write 1,000 words a day in March
    • Send to Andie April 1
  • Write SAMUI HEAT for a September Equinox release
    • Write 1,000 words a day in April and May
    • Send to Beta Readers by June 1
    • Self-edit and send to editor by June 15
    • Edit and revise by July 31
    • Proofread and format by August 31
    • Preorders up on September 14
    • Release wide on September 21
  • Write PALAWAN PROMISES for a November 21 release
    • Write 1,000 words a day in August
    • Send to Beta Readers by September 1
    • Self-edit and send to editor by September 15
    • Edit and revise by October 15
    • Proofread and format by October 31
    • Preorders up on November 14
    • Release wide on November 21
  • Write a short story as Zara
    • tentatively June and July

 

On Reading:

  • Read and review two books a week for a total of 104 in 2019
    • Add diverse authors and characters
    • Add craft books
    • Add indie authors
    • Max four ARCs a month
    • Prioritize two unread books from the Mount TBR per month
    • Increase usage of audiobooks

 

On Social Media: 

  • Limit to four hours a day. 8-10 am, 5-7 pm
  • Off during work hours
  • Prioritize writing groups

 

On Authoring: 

  • Get http://www.maidamalby.com website fully operational by April 30
  • Start a newsletter on May 1
  • Create a reader group: Mai Barkada or M’amies by June 1

 

Wish me luck, y’all. These are all doable with discipline. Here’s to a productive 2019.

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