I think 2021 will be good. I've laid groundwork and plan to stick to only one pen name. I've established myself a little in my niche, have begun to find what I'll specialize in compared to what other authors offer in the niche. Each of my books seem to do better than the last and I've got a good grasp on what seems to sell more easily. So, goals! Books: I plan to publish 6 books. Which is less than last year but these books will be longer and so I may end up publishing the same amount of words. I'm not planning to start any series this year. Lucky (book I plan to publish 2021) was originally planned as a trilogy and I'm unsure I can successfully turn it into a single book though. Planned order (liable to change): Blood Asylum - February. Vampire horror romance. Her Demon 2 - sequel! Agh I'm nervous about that. Lucky - the first book I ever finished! Needs a total rewrite and new outline but otherwise this story/characters/etc is known. About a thrill seeking leprechaun who has her luck taken away while an unruly, powerful irish sidhe is after her. Thrillher - Female lead is trying to find a serial killer who is obsessed with her. Dark and gritty. Undecided Undecided Writing: I want to move towards outlining more heavily. Just bought a book on outlining, think it's called Take Your Pants Off. I'm getting a better idea at what I do well and I've been trying to bring those things to the forefront with each book. Example, dialogue. Witty banter I guess it's what it would be called. With my last book I made sure to push more dialogue into the scenes and I think that worked out well. Want to also get better at my niche specifically and I'm still not exactly sure what tone I should stick with or if I even have to. Publishing: start a website, newsletter, and Facebook group. Start using promo sites. Start charging more for the books this year. From 2.99 to 3.99 to 4.99. Money: I need to make more this year to justify to myself how much time I'm giving this. I want three figure months to turn into four figure ones. This year will be a determining year. If I don't make the progress I think I will, then 2022 I'll consider throttling time spent doing this. --- So "Blood Asylum" is already on pre-order and has a first draft outline. I've already sold over double the pre-orders on this book than any of my others, and 3x the royalties since it's priced higher than my other stuff. I think it'll be fairly successful as long as I write it right. I'm feeling confident about this book though! I'm also hoping to write in a secondary character that I could focus on in a "sequel" of sorts if this book does really well. I also plan to do a lot more, marketing wise, with this book than others so I've got a lot to do in anticipation for release in hopefully February. First, this weekend I'm going to re-edit and re-format my Christmas book. I'm going to go ahead and make the paperback for it too so that I can add it to my shelf. I'm also going to read Take Your Pants Off so that next week I can re-outline. I'm very excited to write a book with a solid outline.