Planning for the Future – By Lynn Cahoon

So this is my last post for the Soulmate Authors group. 😦 I’m focusing on my cozy mysteries for 2015 as well as self publishing some small town contemporary romance series.  The first, Wild Hearts, will be showing up the first of the year.

I’ve enjoyed my time as a Soul Mate author. I’ll be part of the Valentine’s anthology releasing February 4th. Look for my story, The Twelve Days of Valentine’s when it releases.

But this post is about planning. And one of the reasons I’m ending my blog posts here is because of planning.  I adore getting my new planner each year. Twelve months of possibilities. Twelve months of time to work on this author gig. Deadlines2

I’ve got a tentative writing plan completed for 2015. If I write 1K a day, I can complete 352,000 words in a year. 72K is already devoted to my last contracted book – the sixth book in the Tourist Trap series.

So that leaves 280K. Which is 5 short contemporary books. And exactly what I need to finish the two self publishing series I want to release next year.

With the 30K I have left, I have two plans. I need to finish The Council series which is high on my list since I have readers emailing me all the time wanting the next story. And, I have an option proposal I’ll need to write and submit in April for about 10K.

Now, I’m in a negative count for my word plan. And that’s before I take into consideration the days I’m not available to write.

But it’s close, and some days I can write more than 1K. Especially if I’m not blogging so much.

Sometimes you have to choose between two great opportunities. For me, 2015 is all about the words.

Have you ever had to made a hard choice between two things you want to do? How did you decide?


BTW – Top Secret Santa is my story in All I Want for Christmas is a Soulmate. Check out this holiday anthology today from twenty Soul Mate authors. AllIWantforChristmasisaSoulMate


About lynncahoon

Small town girl, big town problems.
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6 Responses to Planning for the Future – By Lynn Cahoon

  1. kathybryson says:

    Good luck to you Lynn! That’s ambitious word count, but you can do it!

  2. Lynn, just want to say how much I admire your work, especially the Tourist Trap mysteries. Please share again your website address, so we won’t miss out on your new series! Wishing you every success! –katie o’boyle

  3. I wish you the best of luck with your 2015 projects, Lynn! 🙂

    • lynncahoon says:

      Thanks Rose. I’m still hard at work on 2014 if you can believe it. Word to the wise? Never agree to a December 31st deadline. Or set one for yourself, like I did. LOL

      Merry Christmas.

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