Writers’ Blog Hop – My Writing Goals for 2015

Writers Blog Hop

Welcome to my 2015 Writers’ Blog Hop! This week’s topic is writing goals for 2015

When I reviewed my writing goals from 2014, I noted that I had a few unfinished projects:

I thought these would top my goals for 2015. However, a week or so later, I joined the Kindle in 30 Challenge with Kristen Eckstein. One of our first assignments was a brain dump where I set the timer for 10 minutes and jotted down anything and everything I could write about. Next I put the topics together into groups (e.g. marketing, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads). I wasn’t overly impressed with what I had come up with, but I wasn’t able to continue the process until the next morning. When I woke up, I was amazed at what happened. By writing down all the topics, I had cleared my brain and made room for my creativity to kick into high gear. I realized I could create a series of non-fiction books combining several of my interests and passions.

31 Days LogoThis year, I will be focusing on writing, publishing, and marketing a series of books (31 Days of . . . ) on Kindle. Each book will cover a specific topic. My first book will be Hope: Reflections to brighten the Dark Days of Life. In these books I will combine devotional thoughts, Scripture verses, quotes, and photographs I’ve taken. With my Brain Dump topics (Praise, Encouragement, Thankfulness, Prayer, Joy, Love, Peace, Comfort, Healthy Eating, Family Fun, Leadership, Time Management, Parenting) I have enough titles to publish a book a month and still have some topics left over. We’ll see how far I get!

Once I get the books published on Kindle, I’ll see about getting paperbacks printed as well. I need to decide whether I’m going to publish these as individual books or in groups.

If I find myself with time left over (which looks highly doubtful at this point!) I may return to some of the projects I was going to work on in 2014.

What are your writing goals? Please share them in the comment section or join the blog hop and link in below. On your mark, get set, GO!


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  1. Tracy Krauss on January 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    this looks ambitious, Ruth, but also very rewarding. I will be cheering you on your ’31 Days…’ quest!

    • Ruth on January 9, 2015 at 6:05 am

      Thanks for cheering me on, Tracy 🙂

  2. Bobbie Cole on January 9, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Ruth – you are so like me. You take on a lot. I hope it all works out for both of us.

  3. Ruth L Snyder on January 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Your comment made me smile 🙂 We will accomplish what God wills and that’s the best. Wishing you well in your writing journey!

  4. Rose on January 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Wow, you certainly are taking on a lot more than I am! 🙂

    • Ruth L Snyder on January 10, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Setting goals is one thing. Getting them done is another. It’ll be interesting to see where we all are at the end of 2015! Thanks for sharing about the Redefining Disabilities Challenge you’re doing. I’m going to try to participate in that as well as part of my blogging this year.

  5. Jackson Dame on January 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I decided not to make any super big writing goals this year. I’m about to graduate from college and get married, so I know this year is going to be crazy busy and weird with all the changes happening in my life. I figured I would cut myself some slack. That being said, I’m still going to be shooting for a few things:

    1) Finish my book. (I’m on my 3rd or 4th draft by now)
    2) Try new things. (My blog hasn’t been growing much lately so I’m going to try to find new ways to expand and grow)
    3) Get published by larger publications (online or offline). Been writing for a few different websites this year, but I’d like to get published by some larger ones soon.

    Best of luck with all your book writing! Sounds like you’ve got some good goals.

    • Ruth L Snyder on January 10, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Congratulations on your upcoming graduation and marriage! You’re wise to give yourself “some slack.”

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us. Best wishes on your writing journey.

  6. Steph on January 12, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Seems like we have similar goals this year, my friend. 🙂
    Have a great week … and an amazing year.
    All the very best.

    • Ruth L Snyder on January 12, 2015 at 6:46 am

      Yes, it does look like our goals are similar. All the best to you as well 🙂

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