First quarter goals for 2015

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has started it off better than me — I’ve been sick with a very irritating head cold. It seems to be slowly letting up now, though. I certainly hope so. I find it very hard to concentrate when my head is full of gunk.

Anyway, on to the first order of the year — stating my goals for this round! A number I will have to carry over from last year, but I did make a big dent in my publishing goals in the last days of 2014: I got Mars: A Traveler’s Guide, and Yseult, Part III: Two Men and a Woman published!


Yseult Part III

(BTW, the Mars story is free everywhere but on Amazon — I still have to get it price-matched.)

On to my updated goals!


– Write an average of 4000 words a week.

– Finish Facets of Glass

– Write 5 new short stories


– Write a report of the Villa Diodati workshop (finally!)

– Write a new installment of “Starting out as an indie author” every other week

– Update my book page (LONG overdue!)

Writing business:

– Write New Year newsletter for my subscribers

– Schedule upcoming promotions for my books

– List books with Babelcube & Noisetrade

– Publish last episode of Yseult

– Publish “The Shadow Artist” as ebook

– Publish Chameleon in a Mirror to Createspace

– Find reviewers for CIAM and Island of Glass

I hope everyone who reads this had a good time bringing in the new year and it turns out to be a very successful 2015 for all of you!

5 thoughts on “First quarter goals for 2015”

    1. The jury is still out on that, Emily. Yseult is selling better again, but that might also be because of the promo I did for Shadow of Stone last month. Still, I might try to do the same thing with Shadow of Stone too — if I can make the time. 🙂

  1. Wow! Congrats on the publication of your work! I’m attempting 500 words per day, with hopes of completing my WIP by June 30, 2015. You have give me the motivation to keep going! Good luck! We can do this!

  2. Congrats on the publications, Ruth. I hope you’re feeling better. You have a good list of goals here for the first quarter of 2015. I look forward to reading more in the Starting out as an Indie Author series. I’m not sure what my publishing path will look like yet, but the information has been very helpful!

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