Long term goals are a hold thing to keep a hold of. Especially when they don’t seem like they are moving very fast.
I guess I have been ruined by movies and video games. When they want to accomplish something in a video game– say a tycoon building game– you do it. An hour later, the goal is accomplished. In a movie, the characters do great things, and time in the film flies by.
In real life, things take time. Especially with my novels. Even though I write fast, novels still take months to write. The sales aren’t as fast as I’d like. Some delays and issues take time to accomplish.
For example, there are no significant manuals on what I am trying to do. I have conflicting information that tells me different things. Marketing my novels is one of the hard stuff. I am not a marketing guru, and everything is confusing. How do I get newsletter subscribers? Do newsletters still work? Do amazon ads work? Do Facebook ads work?
I am still figuring out issues like creating great covers and market copy for my product. This is on top of writing and editing them. This causes dreams to seem far away. Especially when the small steps don’t make it seem like there is much progress.
What makes it seem like dreams are becoming true?
This is simple. Progress. If the goal is to lose weight, then standing on the scale and seeing great numbers will give that idea. If the goal is to get out of debt, then clearing off a credit card will help that.
This comes to making the sub-goals small enough to allow the sense of progress being made. But if the goals are too small, then it may seem like no progress is happening.
My daily writing goals is vital for me to make my long term goals. Writing over 500k words last year and being on track for the writing goal for 2020 is essential for the longer goals. But, the mid-sized goals are lacking. I have the goals to publish novels and short stories on Amazon. Yet I haven’t done much of it.
This is because of issues. I have been trying to do everything on my own, and I have discovered that it is impossible to do. I need to find help to get everything done. So that’s my goal for the next little bit. Get help to be able to get more books published.
This journey is not something I can do alone. It takes support from many people for it to become a reality. The easiest way is to visit my Amazon Author Page and purchase one of my books. They are available in all countries and for free on Kindle Unlimited. I do have a tip jar set up at Ko-Fe, where you can buy me a coffee. Or you can also visit me on Facebook. Your help and support are much appreciated.