Monday, January 01, 2007

Five Year Plan

Okay, here goes... anyone have any suggestions let me know:)

Career Plan Teri Brown 2007-2012


  • Earn a minimum of sixty thousand dollars by year 2012
  • Join PRO and then PAN (when able) via RWA
  • Join NINC (when able)
  • Join PASIC (when able)
  • Attend RWA National Conference when published and every other year after that.
  • Attend RT the years I don’t go to RWA Nationals
  • Attend two regional conferences every year.
  • Enter a minimum of three contests every year.
  • Create more time so I can work uninterrupted hours.
  • Double my nonfiction income until I start consistently selling fiction books
  • Join Freelance Success

Strategy To Attain Goals

  • Use a daily and weekly action plan to track my work to make sure I’m on pace.
  • Pay attention to the market. What’s Hot? What’s Not?
  • Once I sell the first book, establish myself in YA fiction and series romance. Try to publish/write five books a year.
  • Study the romance works of Shirley Jump, Jane Porter and Pamela Britton, who write the way I want to write. Also study the YA work of Mari Mancusi, Simone Echols and Bev Katz Rosenbaum, who write the way I write.
  • Continue to study my craft with books, workshops, writing classes and my critique partners.
  • Read as many award winning books in my genres as I can.
  • Judge two contests a year.
  • Study the market.
  • Once contracted, develop an extensive mailing list of readers and book sellers.
  • Start developing a trade magazine client base
  • Send out three queries a week
  • Suscribe to RT Magazine
  • Update my goals every December
  • On signing my first contract, get a website.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat healthy so my mind and body can keep up with my demands
  • Exercise daily so I can have the endurance to meet my goals.


Bonnie Ferguson said...

Wow! Great plan :) Happy New Year!!! :)

Sara Hantz said...

WTG, that is a seriously impressive plan!

Amanda Ashby said...

Wow, now that's what I call a plan! With guidelines like that I know that 2007 is going to rock for you!!

Carrie said...

Awesome plan! Good luck - I know you'll make it!

stephhale said...

You are going to be a busy girl! I know this is going to be a good year for you. What's NINC?
Thanks for adding us to your links, btw. Sorry if it took me a while to notice! Hope you had a happy new year.
ps- you also need a myspace.:)

Christine Keach said...

Um, I'm tired just reading your list! BUT, it looks like you've got awesome plans. Good luck with them and Happy 2007!

Rachel Vincent said...

Wow. I'm not sure what I'm doing next week. I plan my books, but haven't really stopped to consider my career. I think I'm afraid that I'll jinx myself if I put my career goals in writing...

Silly, huh? I admire you.

Anonymous said...

Hey, if you figure out how to actually create more time, let me know! I could certainly use more.

Great plan! Now just stick to it!