Yesterday I posted about how excited I am to have been consistently reaching my goals, but of course, being the INFJ Myers Briggs type that I am, I'm always hungry. I want more. I came across Russell Blake's prolific works and it made me irritated. It's hard for me to be a mom the majority of the day when what I'd really like to be doing is moving on my career, especially when I don't have someone to watch the baby (nor can I afford someone to). It's hard and I have to be patient with myself, which I'm learning. That starts with breathing, moves to yogic focus, and then ends with steady results.
What's the focus? Well, I came across another site that helped me hone things a little more. I know my focus of my writing - women (and a little fun on the side). I know how many books I want to write in a year (7 - modest by Mr. Blake's standard, but pretty high compared to most writers) and how long I want to take doing all this. But all of this doesn't mean anything unless I have readers - devout-buy-all-my-books-and-are-hungry-for-more readers.
Readers are how I can make a living. Readers are the point of writing (or well, at least one of the points). So the question is how many readers do I want? How much money do I need to make to live?
This year I need 1500 readers to buy each of the 14 books I intend to have published by December 31 2014.
That would give us enough money to put a down payment on a mortgage in a new city so we can make a fresh start. That's what I need for my family. Now I need to let that goal sit with my subconscious mind for a little while so that I can figure out how to make that happen. I know I can make it happen because already I see a difference in how things are moving in my writing and in my personal space. The intention is there. The declaration is there. And now it's time for things to move.
Speaking of things moving, I need to get writing and editing. Stay tuned for more about promotion, and the first book of 2014.