Without any prior preparation let’s go into my 2020 goals!
What I'm Leaving Behind
The main thing I’m leaving behind is book reviews this year. I have so much going on right now and book reviews just don’t seem to be in the cards for me right now. I love book reviews a TON, but doing book reviews is stressing me out a bit. I may be doing a few book reviews, but I’ll be focusing mainly on people I know personally. I am still always happy to do book announcements with a press release or other announcements on my blog.
Goals for 2020
1 Finish the Children’s Book Academy’s Class And Make Your Mark’s and Splashes Class With Flying Colors.
I’ve taken “The Craft & Business of Illustrating Picture Books” already but know that it will be a lot of work to get this done. I’m helping out with the class this year so it’s a different experience. I am also finishing up Mark G Mitchell’s “Make your Marks and Splashes” class this week. SO much is going on these next two months my head is spinning!
2. Send Artwork to Art Directors/Editors
I have a special art director that I want to mail a package out to in February. I will also be sending some post cards to other editors hopefully in February or soon after.
3. Finish Off Some Dummies
I’ve got 2-3 dummies that I want to finish up in the next 5 months.
4. Send Out Work to Agents
Once I get my dummies finished I want to send them out to agents. I’ve got a few agents on my list, but I will be making a longer list soon.
5. Improve My Blog and Patreon
I’ve already made some changes to Patreon, but I’m thinking about some changes to my blog now as well. I will be getting rid of reviews as per my statement above, but I want to replace it with something. Hopefully that something will come to me soon!
6. Personal Goals
I’m going to see if I can find more time to spend with my kids doing fun things. We are already taking a swim class as a family. I’m also going to continue working out several times a week. I started working out more seriously last year and I will continue to do some in the coming year.
But Wait, There's More
I will be working out a calendar for myself this month sometime soon. I have a lot of important dates coming up and I can’t miss any of them! I’m setting alarms on my phone, but I need to write them down so they don’t get forgotten!