Jude Hardin

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013


1. Write at least 1000 words of fiction a day.

2. Publish at least four novels in a brand new series.

3. Promote my backlist to the best of my ability, using Amazon’s promotional tools, my mailing list, and paid advertising services like BookBub.

4. Check my sales no more than once a day.

5. Stay positive. Focus on the writing, and try not to allow things beyond my control (see #4) to dictate my moods.

6. Maintain a healthy diet, get plenty of sleep, and exercise at least 30 minutes every day.

7. Read books that inspire me.

8. Be supportive of my fellow authors. Celebrate their successes.

9. Share whatever wisdom I’ve gained to new and aspiring authors who ask for advice.

10. Entertain. This is job #1, and there’s value in it, even though what I’m doing is probably not very important in the grand scheme of things.

What are some of your goals for the new year?


Blogger Aimless Writer said...

1. Do my best not to get a real job and earn my way through writing and painting.
2. Follow the rest of Jude's rules.

I think I need to print your list and hang it above my desk. Sometimes it's so easy to lose focus and give in to the real world. I wasn't happy in the real (cubical) world. I want to stay in my writing world.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

I probably need to print the list and hang it above my desk too. :)

Happy New Year, Aimless Writer!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Lyn Perry said...

Jude, I'm going to adjust my goals based on this - very succinct and inspiring. Thank you! I too want to write 1000 words a day in order to produce 4 novels this year. Already behind lol. Best wishes in the new year.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Thanks, Lyn. You can do it!

12:58 PM  
Blogger ebook daily said...


"Rattled" is highlighted today on eBookDaily.com:


10:49 AM  

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