As I said earlier, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Instead I set goals for the year, looking at the things I hope to accomplish over the year.
So, here’s what I’m planning to do in 2022. On the writing front, my first goal is to finish a book that will be released in the spring, Falling for the Deputy. It’s pretty well along, but not done yet. Then I will finish Playing at Murder. I really hope to have it ready to publish by late spring. After that, I’d like to at least get a good start on the first book of a new mystery series, using an idea that’s been hanging around my brain for several years now.
This worked so well last year, I’ve got to do it again. I’m going to try to do at least five more short stories and submit them, as well as submitting at least three of my older stories as well.
Another writing goal is to investigate the possibility of doing audiobooks. I’d like to start with some of my shorter pieces and then move toward getting audio versions of my novels.
On the personal level, I plan to continue the photo-scanning project, with the object of having it finished next Christmas. I should be able to complete it since I’m about three quarters of the way to completion. I’m also going to continue moving things out of my house, trying to get rid of as much ‘stuff’ as I can. I’ve cut down the number of books I own by about half, but could probably eliminate a lot more. In a future post I’ll explore how I decide which books can go.
Other things will occur to me, no doubt, but this is what I’m starting the year with.