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Episode 228 – Goals & Achievements Retrospective for 2021

In this episode, Mark looks back at his 2021 goals and achievements, outlining the successes, the failures, and the unexpected.

Prior to the main content, Mark shares comments from recent episodes and also shares a word about this episode’s sponsor.

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A high level overview of Mark’s 2021 Goals

Stated 2021 Goals

1 – Publish FEAR AND LONGING IN LOS ANGELES
(Completed Feb 2021)
(In addition – Pub’d FRIGHT NIGHTS BIG CITY

2 – Publish WIDE FOR THE WIN
(Completed March 2021) – had to push pub date back from Jan 26 to March 16

3 – Publish LOVER’S MOON (novelette/novella)
(Didn’t do it)

4 – Stark Publishing Solutions – Unnamed book for writers
(Completed Aug 2021)

5 – Stark Publishing Solutions – Unnamed book 2 for writers
(Didn’t do it)

6 – Publish SCREAMING SKULLS X
(Didn’t do it)

7 – Publish GHOSTLY GANANOQUE X
(Didn’t do it)

8 – Considering another anthology
(Didn’t do it)

9 – Expanding Stark Publishing into something bigger
– Author A – One book (Sarah Kades – Kiss Me in the Rain)
– Author B – Delayed until 2022
– Author C – still a work in progress

10 – Special un-named project (Planes, Trains and Automobiles)

(Didn’t do it)

Mark also shares some of the high level %’s of his 2021 eBook income, including % of sales at Amazon, Kobo, Apple, B&N, Google, and other places.

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The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (โ€œLaser Grooveโ€) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 

6 thoughts on “Episode 228 – Goals & Achievements Retrospective for 2021”

  1. I always thought of you as a glass-half-full kind of guy, Mark, but when you gave yourself a half-point, you went with the short blatt of the not-achieved buzzer sound, not asingle ding of a achieved ding-ding-ding sound. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. LOL, good point, Kathy. Although, since I only hit 1 of the 3 bits within that goal, I felt I WAS being generous giving myself half a point. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was a “glass is 1/3 full” moment. But I really should have “ding’d” when I should have ding-blatted.

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