I've never been one to make yearly goals. Well, let me rephrase that. I make goals, but never actually write them down or commit to them, which is a terrible thing for an author to say!
This year, however, I decided to get off my ass and hop on the 2020 goal train. Last week, I sat down and formed a list of (what I hope are) reasonable goals. Some are personal goals, but most deal with my professional life, and I'm excited to share them with you!
Social Media & Connectivity
One of my biggest and most important goals of 2020 is to not only gain followers, but to become more connected with those who follow me! Social Media doesn't come naturally to me. It's an area I continually work to improve upon, and I've come to learn that not only do I need to give myself tangible goals to help see an improvement, but I also need to form goals that are more difficult to measure. However, I've found out that that I can progress towards these goals through the help of social media growth services like Nitreo which can help me to build an audience on platforms like Instagram organically. See here for more information - https://nitreo.com/instagram-manager. Utilizing their Instagram management services could help me achieve my goals sooner than I initially imagined.
- I reached the 500 followers mark on Instagram right before the new year! 2020's Instagram goal is to reach 1,000 followers!
- Increase my Newsletter Subscribers by 50.
- Greater interaction with SM followers and Newsletter subscribers.
- Offer a greater number of exclusive giveaways, information, and freebies to my Newsletter peeps.
Writing & Author Life
This is an area where I feel I should have had goals since I began my career as an author. Well, this year, I'm picking up the slack!
- Write Retribution and release on March 26, 2020
- Write Revenge and release on October 29, 2020
- Finish writing The Door (book 1 in my new urban fantasy series, Balance of Time)
- Create a blog schedule and post once a week.
Purple Sun Press on Etsy
During the 2nd half of 2019, I began making fun, yet practical bookmarks to help combat many issues I had with common bookmarks. I began selling them at Cons, and they ended up being rather popular. In mid-December, I opened an Etsy Shop. To my surprise, I made a couple of sales!
Since this is a newer venture, my only 2020 goal for my Etsy shop is to have 100 sales. I've already sold 2 bookmarks so far this month, so I'd say I'm off to a pretty good start!
Do you make yearly goals? Why or why not? If you make yearly goals, do you find the process helpful? What are your goals for 2020?