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Our hosts for July are Nicki Elson, Juneta Key, Tamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne. Our question for this month is What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?
I've always wanted two things from my writing: to find the people who "get" me, and to make a living from it. Sure, I admit I've fantasized about winning major awards and being Guest of Honor at a convention, but these two things matter the most to me. When I first started writing, traditional publishing was the only way to get anywhere in the field, but now there are multiple ways and formats to put your work in front of readers. Being an indie writer (though technically I'm more of a hybrid author) may make some goals (like prestigious awards) harder to achieve, but in the long run, it may be easier to earn more from my work if I control the rights. I do realize by this point that neither ultimate goal is easy to reach, but that's what makes them ultimate goals. The way to achieve them is to chart a path of smaller, easier goals that you can work on. Even if I never make it to my final goal, I'll still be farther than when I started.
Another type of ultimate goal is to finish a series. Although I've finished the Season Avatars series, I still want to write a spin-off series following my Avatars and their descendants. I know where I want that series to conclude; it's a matter of figuring out how to get to that point.
What are your writing goals? How do you plan to achieve them? Feel free to share in the comments.
I'm taking tomorrow off from blogging, so Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans, and see you Friday!