So I sat down yesterday for about an hour and figured out my strategy going forward as a writer. There is a lot to it, and some of the notes will only make sense to me. But I thought it might be neat to show you guys a little bit about how my mind works. This is my overall plan, my plan for my social media, and the plans for Waystone Magazine, the zine I run. There is a lot on here, but the dream is that each thing I can check off as done will get me one step closer to writing for a living!
Most relevant to here: I intend to blog here every Sunday 9the day I am setting aside as my main social media day).
Record audiobooks of my tales
Finish Gump Horror
Start attending cons as a vendor
Write a short for: A’ar, gun mages, knights, hunters, twin suns. Pair with Valko and Steam and release as one title.
Make good quality flyers, business cards, etc
Look into different types of merchandise. Shirts and the like.
Alabama book fair booth
Writing classes? How to get published?
Get stuff up on dm’s guild. Make supplemental material for my worlds.
A company that helps writers get set up and going. A collective?
Figure out from the page to the stage, and/or street performance involving writing
Gump novel ___
Southern horror collection ___
4 Steampunk novellas, then bound into 1 print book ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Valko 1, 2 ___ ___
Marsh collection ___
Worlds of Bob ___
Bladeborn 1, 2?, 3? ___ ___ ___
Steampunk novel ___
Marsh novel ___
Finish Gump Horror by end of 2016
Finish a second novel by the end of 2017
Find an agent by the end of 2017
Look into tweetdeck
Start using reddit regularly
Start using tumblr more effectively
Twitter goal: 1,000 followers by June 1st 2017
Facebook goal: 700 followers by June 1st 2017
WordPress goal: 100 followers by June 1st 2017
Find advertisers (Laser Blast Books)
Get business cards made
Goal: Have three paying advertisers by issue 5