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This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to Here are links to first two books and

Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Plan (Part 4): Writing Goals

2013 didn't accomplish all that I'd planned for it, but I got more done (by far) than I would have without a plan. For example, I planned to lose 5lbs a month for 60lbs on the year. I actually lost 44lbs and I'm still shrinking. I planned to be a month or two away from taking a book tour, but instead I got married for the first time in 40 decades of living. AND I planned to write and publish 3 books in 2013. Instead I helped two other people publish books and I moved several projects forward but not to completion.

So 2014 is my big year. I think I've got the plan, the motivation, the resources, and the training to get three books out this year. (It's going to take a miracle).

Here's a brief recap of the plan, which hasn't changed too much since I updated it last November.

March 17th (Soft deadline) I'll publish Denny's Tales: 21st Century Midnight Mythology. This is my anthology of short stories I wrote. The theme is a group of people at an all night diner who tell stories to entertain each other, like in A Canterbury Tales. This has been a joy to work on. I love having the project broken into the right size of chunks and I love how clean and ready most of my short stories are. This is going to make a great additional seller at marketing events.

June 15th (Soft deadline) I've elected to publish my mystery thriller next, Footless and Fancy Free: A Vancouver Scooter Club Mystery. I made this decision for two main reasons 1) it's totally drafted and should be the next closest project to completion. 2) I have been dying to open a second genre and mystery/thriller has a huge market size. Plus I've always just wanted to write a mystery. I tried and came up with a thriller, but it's what I'm going with. This is another exciting project. It'll be a miracle if I can keep that deadline because June looks to be a crazy month. We'll see.

December 5th (Hard deadline) I will publish the sequel to Suffering Rancor. This is another huge thing to commit to because I know how busy the second half of my year will be and I haven't finished the draft stage of this novel. In fact I have a couple novels much closer to complete but it's been too long since book one and the series needs some traction.

I can't even begin to explain how aggressive this schedule is considering the other things that are going on. Pray for me. Please!

Okay tomorrow's installment will address my re-branding. I will be re-branding and vastly improving my marketing engine and I've got some great incites into the direction that will take. See you all tomorrow.

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