Goals for 2015:
Draven's Light cover reveal in January. This should be taking place at the same time as the pre-orders for print become available. (And I'll need bloggers to help spread the word, so email firstname.lastname@example.org you want to participate.)
Get the audio version of Goddess Tithe launched at last. (We've had some setbacks on that one, but it's still coming.)
Finish a polished draft of Poison Crown in February. I really need this to happen in February if I'm going to keep on track!
Read, discuss, shuffle, and finally select five winners for the Five Enchanted Roses contest. This should be happening through January and February.
Announce the winners of the Five Enchanted Roses contest. March 1st, people!
Edits and revisions with winning authors.
Work with design team to create a gorgeous interior look for Five Enchanted Roses.
Host a Goldstone Wood Fan Art Contest . . . hopefully the biggest one yet! Sometime in April, probably.
Get the final cover design finished for Five Something Something, the third fairytale contest.
Get the cover design finished for Poison Crown.
Begin writing the New Series About Dragons. Hopefully finish the first book in a month of two. (These are anticipated to be shorter books than I've been writing, but we'll see.)
Oh, and actually launch Draven's Light. Late May for that goal!
And a cover reveal for Poison Crown, of course. Hopefully time this to go with print copy pre-orders, but we'll see.
Launch the third fairytale contest on June 1st!
All this while, I'll be polishing and perfecting Poison Crown with the help of my editors and proof readers.
Host the second annual Goldstone Wood Music Contest. Possibly. We'll see what kind of enthusiasm we're getting for this contest.
Launch Five Enchanted Roses!
And hopefully get the audiobook version of Five Enchanted Roses out to our readers soon after the print and ebook versions.
Somewhere in here I hope to write the second book in the New Series About Dragons as well. Ideally, I want to write three of these in one year.
I'm really, really, really hoping to launch a new project of my mother's this summer as well.
Fan Fiction Contest for Goldstone Wood! This will be a late summer event, as per tradition. One of the best events of the year, in my opinion.
Get Poison Crown formatted and ready for launch. Begin marketing campaign.
Possibly a Goldstone Wood costume contest this autumn, to coincide with Halloween? We haven't done one of these before, but I think it would be tremendous fun.
Launch Poison Crown! That will be the biggest event of this year for me. And when it's finished? I might just collapse in a heap and never move again.
Should I decide to move again, however, I'll consider hosting a Moonblood read-along for Christmas.
Oh, and finish that third book in the New Series About Dragons. And possibly reveal the cover for the first one before Christmas! That's probably dreaming a little too big, but I'm going to put it down anyway. Got to shoot for the moon, right?
All this while, I hope to keep up regular blog posts and features, host author interviews and giveaways, etc.
Rohan and I might try to take a vacation in there too. (Though really, who has time for vacations?)
So there you have it. My dream list of goals for the year 2015. What do you think? Any events that look particularly fun and exciting to you? What are some things you hope to accomplish in the coming year?