Have you kept yours? Better question - Have I kept mine?
No. Well, sort of no, sort of yes.
I wanted to get four books published this year and even established a timeline to give me a goal to reach and know that I could do it.
Let's just say the goal "sort of" got changed. My original goals were:
Jan 31, 2014 - release Pangaea, Eden Lost
April 30, 2014 - release Jewyl - working title
August 30, 2014 - release of Fire Life, book 1 - working title
November 30, 2014 - release Circles - working title
So, I was a little off on the dates... just a tad.
April 4, 2014 - release of "Pangaea, Eden Lost." A little behind but I got it out. So, in my estimation, I had accomplished 25% of my resolution.
Now is when things get a little stickier. I re-juggled the books a little bit. On May 1, 2014, I will be releasing "52 Weeks of Writing Tips" which was not in the original lineup.
Please note that although my first book was late by a little over two months, my second book is only off by ONE day. For all practical purposes, I am back on schedule.
In truth, I've been working on "Jewyl" when I decided to do the writing tip book. So, if I were to push myself, I could maybe release the "Jewyl" book by the end of May or June.
With a little re-scheduling, I might be able to squeeze out five books. BUT, I don't want to push myself to such an extent that I get burned out. IF Ms Muse is on my side and The Fates decide that I'm entitled to such a blessing, then so be it, five books. STILL, I can reach my goal of four books without too much difficulty, I think, by the end of the year and fulfill my resolutions.
As May 1 approaches, I hope to find some blog sites that would be interested in hosting me for interviews about my writing tip book or about me as an author. If you have a blog and need to supplement your weekly issue, contact me: bob AT bobnailor.com.
What is my new book about? It has 52 writing tips (actually 53, I give a bonus week) about different aspects of the writing craft including ideas, characters, editing, marketing, aliens, sex, dialog and many other things. It is broken down into "weeks" so the reader can absorb a segment and if so desired, take a week to expound on the "lesson" to increase the writing skill and the craft.
The book will be available very soon. Mark your calendars and remember: May Day (May 1) will be a great day - the release date of "52 Weeks of Writing Tips" by Bob Nailor.
So, back to the very first question - Have YOU kept your New Years' Resolutions?
Until next I ramble on...