2015 Goals Review

It’s the end of the year! It sure has been a long time since the last time it was January 1st.

While I improved at many things this year, the rate at which I improved was a bit slower than I would have liked. I think that my desire last year to take the moment from 2014 forward into 2015 is an even strong desire now. Let’s take 2015 and use it to push ourselves ahead in 2016.

  • Release Memory Blood 2 and 3 – This goal was accomplished! Even if the third book ended up being shorter, I’m happy with this development. Memory Blood Discord was a unique opportunity and it’s allowed me to introduce world elements that can now be used a little more freely in the finale now that they’ve been established. I’m looking forward to writing the grand finale and I have a far clearer idea of what Book 4 is going to be now.
  • Release an additional project – With Creswood Fantasies I achieved this goal. I’m very happy to have released all the material I wanted to in 2015.
  • Increased marketing – While I did work on this, I’ve found myself not focusing on this goal so much. Rather than marketing, I’d like to simply reach out to more people. So this goal is a success but it’s unlikely to be a future goal of mine.

Tomorrow I’ll post my goals for 2016 so please look forward to them. I’m always excited at the beginning of a new year and I’ve proven many times now that I can set reasonably challenging goals and meet them if they’re what I truly desire.

The plan for 2016 can’t be formed fully at the start of the year, but I’ve got some exciting things to share.

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Discord Complete

Memory Blood 3 has now been completed and is ready to be released on December 29th!

Originally the book was going to have 5 new stories, but in the final release there are only 2 (plus a very short bonus story). First, let me apologize for not communicating this change earlier. Naturally the price of the book has been updated to 99 cents to recognize the fact that it is now similar to a short story in size.

The reason that this happened was mainly due to my optimism at being able to release a book the size of the first two in just four months. Memory Blood Doubt took an entire year from conception to completion so I knew that I was challenging myself when I decided Discord would be released by the end of the year.

While the scope of the book has changed, I am very happy with it. As I always say, I never release anything that I do not believe in. The tone of this book is a little different but I think that it has something unique to offer. It may be a little unexpected or maybe it’s exactly what you would expect after the ending to Memory Blood 2…

As always, feel free to send me your opinions.

Memory Blood 4 will likely be released Summer 2016 so please enjoy Discord while you wait for what might be the big finale!

And, as is traditional, remember to look out for my New Year’s post about what I’ll be working on in 2016.