Monday, January 16, 2012

Dream Goals for 2012

Dream Goals
It’s a new year and I love starting it out with “blue sky” thinking. If the sky were the limit, what kind of goals would I choose? What would be my “dream” goals? Here are a few:
1 -- Rent a bungalow over the ocean on the island of Bora Bora, take my laptop, and spend three weeks writing my next novel in the most relaxing, peaceful place in the universe!
Real Goal
Find a cheap condo for a week in Gulf Shores or Perdido Key on the beach in March and spend a writing week working on my next manuscript, the fourth book in the Chronicles of Jonathan Steel, “The 10th Demon: Children of the Bloodstone”.
2 -- Dream Goal
Ask to be a feature Christian speculative fiction author at Book Expo America 2012 in New York City and at the International Christian Retail Show in Orlando in 2012 and have hundreds lined up to get a signed copy of “The 13th Demon: Altar of the Spiral Eye”.
Real Goal
Attend the “Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers’ Conference” in Ridgecrest May 20th and learn more about this writing life. Plan on attending Hutchmoot 2012 and ACFW in Dallas in September.
3 -- Dream Goal
Hire a major marketing firm to develop my writing and speaking career culminating in an appearance on David Letterman where I try to exorcise his demons by quoting the new Top Ten List: “Top Ten Scriptures from the Bible that make demons run back to hell!”
Real Goal
Continue to learn more about marketing and publicity through social media, the Internet, and Skype.
4 -- Dream Goal
Seek nomination in all major Christian writing contests for 2012 including the Christy Awards and nail one of the three top award categories in the category of “Suspense” for “The 13th Demon: Altar of the Spiral Eye”.
Real Goal
Receive at least one email from a reader who relates that my book made a positive impact on their life and led them to a closer appreciation of a relationship with Christ.
5 -- Dream Goal
Quit my day job after receiving enough income from my book, “The 13th Demon” to fulfill my dream to be a full time writer. I add a wing to my house with the most awesome creative writer’s cocoon in the universe!
Real Goal
Keep my day job and continue to tweak my available free time.
6 -- Dream Goal
Work with one of the best and most awesome editors in the world on my second book, “The 12th Demon: Mark of the Wolf Dragon”.
Goal Realized!
I am working with the best and most awesome editor in the universe -- Andy Meisenheimer and I am truly blessed!
7 -- Dream Goal
Work with a publisher who is daring and willing to publish Christian speculative fiction that is on the fringe; the cutting edge of today’s culture.
Goal Realized!
Realized! I thank God every day I am an author working with Charisma Media and Realms Book imprints.
What are your “dream” goals? What “blue sky” projects would you dream of working on?


Jillian Kent said...

Wow! Now that's my kind of blue sky thinking, Bruce! I want the writer's cocoon in the worst way and I'd be thrilled to have a condo for a week on Gulf Shores.
Let's see, my big pie in the sky is a movie deal for all three of my books in The Ravensmoore Chronicle series and a house big enough to get lost in. :)
My reality of being employed, able to pay the gas and electric bill, having an agent like Rachelle Gardner with Books and Such and working with Charisma Media is not a bad reality. Who needs Bora Bora???

Bruce Hennigan said...

And, if I were on Bora Bora, I'd probably NOT get any writing done.
But, sometimes it's nice to dream big!
When it's all said and done, I think we both would agree that we're blessed to be writing for our Lord! And, that is reward enough!
Although -- I really do like that picture of the library!

Beth Shriver said...

I agree, Bruce. The Charisma staff are great to work with! I am blessed to have gotten to know the authors on this blog as well:)