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Writing Goals As of 29th July 2021

Nearly a year after attending a writing conference, I narrowed down my goals to three. These are probably the short to long term writing goals for now. I'm going to be doing quarterly updates though I was to focus at one goal at time. 

As of 29 July 2021

  1. Finish my present novel draft
  2. Get a short story published in a professional market
  3. Get copy of my books into my local chain booksellers/bookstore/bookshop - ie trade publication

1 - Finish my present novel draft

I’ve been working on this for about two years now, so once I’ve finished this draft, I shall take a break and let it rest before editing. 

2- Get a short story published in a woman’s magazine.

This has been a desire for a long time - over a decade now, sometimes latent, other times a burning one. The urge comes and goes, and rarely completely goes away. 

I'm reading back copies of the market though I'm not going to focus on this until the I've completed my present novel draft. I find it's a good way to get distracted. 

3- Get traditionally published or into my local chain booksellers (shop/ store)

This is probably the most fickle, lofty  since, to be fair, that is probably my real goal, to see my book in my local large chain bookseller branch. If I could do it self-publishing, I would but I want to be able to walk in and see my book on display. Hey, it is what it is. I know chicks who just want a big wedding for the dress. 

There are three display where I'd love to see my book and frankly the only way would be via a traditional book deal - with a major or independent publisher. There. Shallow and fickle, otherwise, I’m good with Amazon.

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