How to create a business plan – Step 2

I have posted about writing what you have achieved this year, so how about writing down what you haven’t achieved. I am going to put down what I haven’t, why I think this is and what I am going to do about it next year. Here we go:

1. Ebooks – I didn’t achieve to write and publish as many ebooks as I wanted. I believe this was because I didn’t make use of all the time I had because I was distracted by other ventures I was trying, which wasted time for me. What I plan to do – I have already started to make more of the time I have in the day to write.

2. Sales – I didn’t achieve as many sales of my ebooks that I wanted to do. Why? I think this is because of the low price. All my ebooks are at 99c, which is a discount price. I now think that this is only suitable for discount buyers and not serious readers. So, next year, or even after Christmas, I am going to up the prices of all of my ebooks. I am going to think like a publisher. Lots of trad publishers have joined the ebook world and indies have to compete with them now, so I am trying to match their prices.

3. I didn’t get my Asperkids series of books out there. Why? The publisher I had emailed the partial to hadn’t got back to me about it. Next year I want to get my characters out there myself. Get the ms professionally edited, get an illustrator to do the cover and drawings in the book I want. Will be researching that next year.

4. I didn’t get a short story in a magazine. I hadn’t done the proper research and find out what sort of stories they publish. I have been to workshops by Woman’s Weekly and know what they like now. I have been reading the magazines to get a feel for the type of stories they publish. I now have a better idea of what stories I will be sending to which magazines.

So, are there things that you haven’t achieved this year? If so, what are you going to do about them? Let me know.

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