Happy new year! I’m excited about 2016. At the end of last yearย I realised I wasn’t happy and couldn’t invest as much time as I wanted into my writing because of my day job. My creativity had burned out, so I decided to quit and reignite my old passions.

My plans for 2016

This year I’ll focus on freelancing, writing and marketing my book (which I’ve decided to self-publish), gardening, walking, reading, and various DIY projects around our house.ย I’ll need to be organised and self-motivated in order to be productive, but I’m happy that I made the decision and can’t wait for what 2016 will bring.

In the last few weeks I’ve read various books on self-publishing, how to market books and create an author brand; I’ve bought a Kindle, madeย a draft book cover, and updated my website.ย I want to focus on building my author platform, networking with other authors and readers, and finishing and publishing my first novel.

 

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