Tuesday 16 June 2015

(Bucket List) Ten-Year Plan

This has been on my mind since April did a post on her Top 10 Items on my Author’s Bucket List. I want to do my own, but…

I only every had 2

1.      Get published via a publisher
2.      Self-publish a book

I have done this. now you’d think my next should be, “become known” or others like that, but I will. I’m not really in a rush, I don’t want my benefits to be cut because I’m making too much money, but not really enough to live with.

Because the thing is I know how to be seen, or at least what helps. I know it helps because I’ve watched author after author do it and works.
A lot of my problem is that I don’t and can’t write the same thing repeatedly, or fast. I can’t push a book out a month, and in all honest I would never do the two a month. it would kill me, would make me quit faster than you could read 3 months’ worth.

I promised myself I would never take the fun out of writing, and though I have these moments as I watched others overpass me, I have a heartbeat of thought that I need more, that I want more.

But I don’t. I like being just barely known. I like being known more as a reader then author.

Not the point, and yet, kinda for this post.

You know the only thing on my list now …

·         Sell people a book with nothing but a blank cover.

This to be honest will come from a lot of different things, but it’s all I’ve really got left. Yes, I want to go to conferences, and I want to meet, reader, fans and other authors. I want to meet people I speak to a lot on here. I want all this, but it’s not something I put on these list. I’m not sure why, but it doesn’t seem prudent, I know I’m going to do that. I plan to over the next couple of years.

Honest if I were to create a list of what I want for the next 5-10 years it would look like this:

1.      Go to TAFE to get:
·         Marketing Degree (thinking more graphic)
·         Small Business degree
2.      Write better
·         Finish my WIP list
3.      Sell a book without cover art

And that’s it. kinda small and yet will take time, take a lot of work to get to, and that’s what my list need to be. I need something to work towards.

I first had just publishing a book, now I’ve been wondering around 2 years without a goal, and that sucks, because I can’t get motivated to do anything as, well, what for.

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