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Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Dharma Kelleher
 

I have a lot of goals for this year. I wonder if maybe I’m a wee bit ambitious, but I’m hopeful.

I’m releasing a three-book box set for my bounty hunter series in February. 

I’m also hoping to get the rights back to the second book in my outlaw biker series in March, then re-release it with a new cover in April. I’m currently writing the third book in that series and hope to publish it in October. 

Last but not least, I hope to narrate, master, and publish the audiobooks for books in my bounty hunter series. This is the most ambitious, but I have audio production experience and thing I have enough acting chops to pull it off. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher
Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick

https://dharmakelleher.com


On Jan 14, 2020, at 5:30 AM, Anne <annie3310@...> wrote:

Happy New Year! My 2020 goals are to finish the manuscript I started late last year (I’m at 30,000 words) and publicize the book I have coming out in September. That should keep me busy enough. 

Anne
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A Date to Die

Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Neil Plakcy
 

Info on the Professional Education for Authors of Gay and MM Romance Event (PAGE) can be found here:


It is organized by Lucy Lennox, a highly-regarded and best-selling author in the genre, specifically to provide information and education to authors. 

I'm very excited to attend because I realized, after maybe a dozen romances, that I've been using the same structure for a romance that I did for a mystery.  Only after reading Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes did I realize there are other "beats" I should be hitting, like Inkling of Doubt, Deepening the Romance, etc.

I think this is why my romances in the past have been considered very "light" -- because I'm not hitting some of these beats that readers intuitively want. So I'm out to educate myself however I can.

The speakers include many authors I have read, though there's no actual programming listed yet-- this is the first time this event is running.

Neil

Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Tim Jungr
 

Neil -- if you don't mind, what is the PAGE event in Atlanta?


Tim

On Saturday, January 18, 2020, 01:07:50 PM EST, Neil Plakcy <plax1612@...> wrote:


I feel like an over-achiever -- I have ten goals set up for the coming year, but I figure if I don't identify them they won't happen. 

Most of them have to do with editing or publishing a specific manuscript, though I do plan to enhance my local presence with a couple of events, already scheduled. (Sub goal-- sell of some of the paperbacks in my closet with covers that have been updated.)

And I want to improve my ability to write and market gay romances, so I'm attending the PAGE event in Atlanta in April.

Neil Plakcy

Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Neil Plakcy
 

I feel like an over-achiever -- I have ten goals set up for the coming year, but I figure if I don't identify them they won't happen. 

Most of them have to do with editing or publishing a specific manuscript, though I do plan to enhance my local presence with a couple of events, already scheduled. (Sub goal-- sell of some of the paperbacks in my closet with covers that have been updated.)

And I want to improve my ability to write and market gay romances, so I'm attending the PAGE event in Atlanta in April.

Neil Plakcy

Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

"Mia P. Manansala"
 

Happy New Year!

My writing goals are:

- Revise cozy and go on submission within a month or two
- Finish and submit my R&R
- Complete a new manuscript
- Outline another manuscript
- Write a short story

--
Mia P. Manansala
https://www.miapmanansala.com/ 
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Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Anne
 

Happy New Year! My 2020 goals are to finish the manuscript I started late last year (I’m at 30,000 words) and publicize the book I have coming out in September. That should keep me busy enough. 

Anne
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Sometimes Quickly
Veritas
Runaway
The Acquittal 
A Date to Die

Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Catherine Maiorisi
 

Happy New Year to you Bess and all Queercrimewriters.

I did complete two manuscripts, both romances. One was published in December, the other will be out in May.

My two major goals for 2020 are:

(1) complete the third NYPS Chiara Corelli mystery (I have a little more than 40,000 words)

(2) focus on marketing and selling

Other goals:
(1) Work on the romance rattling around in my brain
(2) Write another magazine article
(3) Look at publishing some of my short stories

Catherine


On Jan 13, 2020, at 11:58 AM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Happy new year! May you roll with advantage.

What is everyone hoping to achieve this year?

I'm aiming for the same thing I did last year--two complete manuscripts. I didn't quite make it, but I *worked* on two manuscripts, so hopefully I'm inching closer!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com







Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Bess Carnan
 

Happy new year! May you roll with advantage.

What is everyone hoping to achieve this year?

I'm aiming for the same thing I did last year--two complete manuscripts. I didn't quite make it, but I *worked* on two manuscripts, so hopefully I'm inching closer!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

Catherine Maiorisi
 

Yes, I’m thinking of looking into it.

Catherine

On Dec 6, 2019, at 10:48 AM, cheryl head <cheadwrites@...> wrote:

That course sounds really interesting, Dharma. Thank you for sharing.
cheryl

On Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 10:23 AM Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:
I almost finished the rough draft of my WIP last month, so I want to finish that. 

I am launching my fifth novel next Tuesday, so I’m jazzed about that. 

I am also going through Mark Dawson’s massive, in-depth Ads for Authors course. So I’m hoping to finish it by monthend, but there is SO MUCH curriculum it may well take me into January. 

I don’t normally crow about a resource unless it blows my doors off. But this was the case with Mark’s course. So I wanted to share. 

This isn’t some Author 101, one-hour webinar. And it’s not cheap. I opted for the payment plan. 

This is an 301-level  deep dive for authors with 3+ books published. The videos alone must be more than 20 hours. 

So far I’ve only run some FB lead generation ads to build up my newsletter subscriptions. In just a few days, I’ve added 100+ subscribers to my mailing list. I’m about to start ads to generate direct sales, but I feel confident about it. 

The course also includes modules on AMS ads and Bookbub ads. 

Sorry to carry on. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Dec 2, 2019, at 5:57 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Ah, December. A complicated month.
What are your writing goals for it?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com




--
Cheryl Head
Author, Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries
Director of Inclusion, Golden Crown Literary Society

The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com







Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

cheryl head
 

That course sounds really interesting, Dharma. Thank you for sharing.
cheryl

On Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 10:23 AM Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:
I almost finished the rough draft of my WIP last month, so I want to finish that. 

I am launching my fifth novel next Tuesday, so I’m jazzed about that. 

I am also going through Mark Dawson’s massive, in-depth Ads for Authors course. So I’m hoping to finish it by monthend, but there is SO MUCH curriculum it may well take me into January. 

I don’t normally crow about a resource unless it blows my doors off. But this was the case with Mark’s course. So I wanted to share. 

This isn’t some Author 101, one-hour webinar. And it’s not cheap. I opted for the payment plan. 

This is an 301-level  deep dive for authors with 3+ books published. The videos alone must be more than 20 hours. 

So far I’ve only run some FB lead generation ads to build up my newsletter subscriptions. In just a few days, I’ve added 100+ subscribers to my mailing list. I’m about to start ads to generate direct sales, but I feel confident about it. 

The course also includes modules on AMS ads and Bookbub ads. 

Sorry to carry on. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Dec 2, 2019, at 5:57 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Ah, December. A complicated month.
What are your writing goals for it?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com



--
Cheryl Head
Author, Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries
Director of Inclusion, Golden Crown Literary Society

Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

Dharma Kelleher
 

I almost finished the rough draft of my WIP last month, so I want to finish that. 

I am launching my fifth novel next Tuesday, so I’m jazzed about that. 

I am also going through Mark Dawson’s massive, in-depth Ads for Authors course. So I’m hoping to finish it by monthend, but there is SO MUCH curriculum it may well take me into January. 

I don’t normally crow about a resource unless it blows my doors off. But this was the case with Mark’s course. So I wanted to share. 

This isn’t some Author 101, one-hour webinar. And it’s not cheap. I opted for the payment plan. 

This is an 301-level  deep dive for authors with 3+ books published. The videos alone must be more than 20 hours. 

So far I’ve only run some FB lead generation ads to build up my newsletter subscriptions. In just a few days, I’ve added 100+ subscribers to my mailing list. I’m about to start ads to generate direct sales, but I feel confident about it. 

The course also includes modules on AMS ads and Bookbub ads. 

Sorry to carry on. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


On Dec 2, 2019, at 5:57 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Ah, December. A complicated month.
What are your writing goals for it?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

Brenda Buchanan
 

To finish incorporating beta reader feedback into my mss for the first in a new series, write a bang-up query letter and be ready to go after the holidays.

Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

cheryl head
 

Complete Book 5 of my Charlie Mack Series.  I have a spring publish date. But the book is fully outlined, and I'm 2/3rds done.  Publisher also asked if I was doing a second book for 2020.  Sigh. Need to decide.
ch


On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 8:01 AM "Mia P. Manansala" <mpmthewriter@...> wrote:
My goals are to complete a readable draft of my R&R to send to my beta readers by mid-December and begin revising my cozy with hopes of going on sub in January.
--
Mia P. Manansala
Secretary, Mystery Writers of America Midwest
 
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--
Cheryl Head
Author, Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries
Director of Inclusion, Golden Crown Literary Society

Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

Anne
 

Right now I’m in New Mexico on a two week writing trip. I’m three days in and just now settling into the writing. My goal is to walk away from here with at least 20,000 words. I have lots of work to do figuring out the plot. It’s a wonderful location to concentrate on my WIP.

Anne


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Sometimes Quickly
Veritas
Runaway
The Acquittal 
A Date to Die

Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

"Mia P. Manansala"
 

My goals are to complete a readable draft of my R&R to send to my beta readers by mid-December and begin revising my cozy with hopes of going on sub in January.
--
Mia P. Manansala
Secretary, Mystery Writers of America Midwest
 
https://www.miapmanansala.com/ 
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Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

Hawthorn Mineart
 

Get a complete draft of my NaNoWriMo project. I'm thankfully not burned out on the story this year, so I think getting a finished draft is doable. Probably end of January, since I'm trying to keep my daily word count to something practical.

Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

Catherine Maiorisi
 

I finally have a full draft of my WIP (except for the love scene) which is due to my publisher 1/1/2020. So my only goals are (1) write a believable sex scene (2)  get the ms in shape for publication.

Not too much pressure.

Catherine

On Dec 2, 2019, at 7:57 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Ah, December. A complicated month.
What are your writing goals for it?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com







Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

Neil Plakcy
 

I am pleased that for a change I have a release schedule ahead of me for the next four months, instead of scrambling to put books out at the last minute.

Of course, now I have to stick to that schedule! My December goals will be to get as much done to support those books now while I have some time-- writing blog posts in advance, getting the covers done and putting up pre-order links.

Neil Plakcy

What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

Bess Carnan
 

Ah, December. A complicated month.
What are your writing goals for it?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Re: What's your Work In Progress? #WIPWeds

"Mia P. Manansala"
 

Doing an R&R for my ComiKon mystery (that's been on sub for over a year and a half *sob*). Used Nano to get the first two acts in place, according to the editor's feedback. Now I'm going through it from the beginning to clean it up and make sure all the pieces are where they need to be before moving onto the third act.
--
Mia P. Manansala
Secretary, Mystery Writers of America Midwest
 
https://www.miapmanansala.com/ 
FaceBook|Twitter| Instagram @MPMtheWriter