2021 Writing Goals

Since I started this site a couple years back, I’ve posted my goals for the new year and gone back through to update people on my progress. Last year, I kept up with that until March. That’s when my state went into its first lock down and things got really wild for me both in a good way and in a bad way.

I want to return to that tradition and post my goals here for accountability, but more for the writer who is starting out and wants to watch charted progress of how someone went about doing it.

Last Update 7/31

  1. Finish Out of the Machine
    • Completed this a couple of weeks back!
  2. Query Out of the Machine
    • Took a couple of days after I finished to let it sit, and then sent it out to my first agent. Haven’t heard anything back yet, but it’s only been 13 days.
    • This is still, of course, out on query with crickets, so far.
  3. Get $3,000 from pre-order sales of my classes, stories, and games
    • I have only sold just under a thousand in pre-order sales, but I’m hoping to raise that number through the spring and summer.
    • Pre-sales for most of my products is over, and I only have a month to clear around $2,000 grand
  4. Release my writing courses
    • This are slated for release in July.
    • My classes are alive and well. Grab a spot today!
  5. Release speciality stories and games
    • These’ll be coming out throughout the spring and summer.
    • Plagued Company, my short story collection, is out at Kobo and through my bookstore. My games are the last to come out, and they are slated for the end of August.
  6. Garner $10,000 in sales from my shop
    • Very far from this goal, but I am still optimistic.
  7. Write, edit, and submit Winter’s Child
    • I have decided to push this project back a year so that I can focus on my other work.
  8. Sell 50 pieces
    • As of this week, I have sold 44 pieces, so I think I’ll be able to check this one off the list pretty soon.
    • I think I’m near 70 or so now.
  9. Grow email subscribers to 1,000
    • I am pretty behind on this. I was close to 200, but I recently cleansed my subscriber pool of the people who weren’t opening, so now I’m down to 150.
    • Got back up to 200, but still far from 1,000
  10. Edit and release poetry chapbook
    • In the process of doing this now, it’s slated for release next month on the 15th.
    • Readers can grab a copy of my poetry book at Kobo or through my bookstore.
  11. Launch Haus of Three Crows LLC website
  12. $100 minimum a month from Medium
    • So far, I’ve cleared this goal every month.
    • Still steadily clearing this goal.

I have more goals on my list, but these are my writing specific goals.

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