Friday, July 31, 2015

Big Dreams Blogfest

The Big Dreams Blogfest is hosted by Misha Gericke and I.

And I'm super excited this month, because I finally have something to report.  My goals started out 1) write a million words 2) make a million dollars.

I changed the second one. My new goals are to 1) write a million words 2) sell 500 books/month.
But I want to talk about what I've accomplished in July. I don't even remember what my goals for the month were or if I set goals. But I finished the prequel to Decree of Hope which added 16,700 words to my goal of a million and puts me 52% there. I started contacting bloggers for reviews. (If you like romance or mystery, you might like Decree of Hope, and I'm happy to give you a review copy). I finally joined a netgalley co-op and put Hope there, and I started contacting publicists. I'm looking to hire a PR person. Decree of Hope hit #6 for YA contemporary romance and #6 for legal thrillers during July. Those weren't goals (it would be hard to accomplish that as a goal since I don't know how it happened). But it still feels like a success.
My goals for August are:

  1. Keep up with MFA
  2. Write outline for thesis novel
  3. Write outline for Valentine's Day anthology
  4. Write Novella for Valentine's Day anthology
  5. Get a day job
  6. Sell 25 books at $3.99/copy

8 comments:

  1. I like writing down goals and adjusting them. You've done a great job here.

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  2. Congratulations, Beth. With your determination and talent you will reach your goals. I'd love to review your book. It's on my TBR list.

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  3. So sorry I missed this! (Don't know how it happened. :-/)

    You did great! Looking forward to seeing how you did in August. :-)

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  4. Yay.
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    -our Lord Jesus to Saint Gertrude

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  5. Yay.
    I looove RITErs;
    I looove giving'm opportunities
    for thots/ideas/structural integrity
    taking'm in a completely-new-direction.
    Just my Way of saying Glory2God.

    Why else does a moth fly FROM the night
    than to a bold, attractive candle Light??
    Don’t let His extravagant Brilliance be extinguished.
    You’re creative, yes?
    Then, fly-away with U.S. to the antidote…

    Whether you obtain morality4mortality to wiseabove
    or just glean tantalizing specimens for thy next best seller,
    you shall find in our blogs a lotta (subliminal) moxie
    which has taken this sinfull mortal yeeeeers to compile!
    I lay it ALL out for you, dear, with All-Star-Oxygems:

    Wouldn’t ya love an endless eternity
    of aplomBombs falling on thy indelible cranium?
    An XtraXcitinXpose with no zooillogical-expiration-date?
    An IQ much higher than K2 all-go-rhythm?
    An anti-establishment, savvy victory +
    avant-guarde-humility =
    you’re promptly astonished, ain’tcha?
    withe extraordinarily explosion of maelstrom mellowdramatic??
    Here’s what the exquisite, prolific GODy sed
    (with a most-excellent-detector of bull§ht):

    “Faith, hope, and love,
    the greatest of these is love –
    jump into faith…
    and you’ll VitSee with love”
    Doesn’t matter if you don’t believe (what I write);
    God believes in you.

    Meet me Upstairs, girl, where the Son never goes down
    from a super-passionate, lucrative iconoclasm where you’ll find
    nonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsX…
    of deluxe-HTTP [<- pi] opportunities for excitement BTW.

    Do it. Do the deed, dude. Sign into the Big-Zaftig-House.

    PS “It is impossible that anyone should NOT receive all that they have believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when they hope great things from Me and I will always give them more than they expect”
    -our Lord Jesus to Saint Gertrude

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  6. Hi Beth, just wondering how you're getting on with your goals this autumn?

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