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  • Writer's pictureEric Tamburino

A New Year as an Independent Author

I would rather write the opening line to a thousand novels than write a blog.

It’s ironic actually, throughout the years I have always wanted the opportunity for my voice to be heard, and now that time has passed and technology has given us the great gift of blogging, I find that I have very little to say. It’s strange. Everyone wants to be heard but we are all so afraid to speak; afraid we will be sifted or mocked, or overlooked entirely.

My goal for this blog is to give you a bit of my voice; to try to share with you some little thoughts and wisdoms that have both graced and haunted me on my journey through life. This blog will be both for Independent Authors and Readers alike.

So what should you expect from investing your time here?

It is a new year, a new decade actually, and as I thought about my goals for this year (and this blog) I tried to avoid the classic pitfall of setting ambiguous goals like “getting in shape”.

To properly set goals you have to believe it is do-able for yourself and you need a way to measure your success and failure.

So instead of saying “I want to get in shape,” you would decide “I want to be able to do 10 consecutive pullups by the end of the month.” Or maybe just two consecutive pullups, that’s up to your judgement.

My goals as an Author this year will be:

1. To finish and self-publish my second book: Icarus Falls 2. To finish my short story The Dark Valley and have it published in a magazine. 3. To write 12 blog posts to be released once a month. 4. To bring you great content and enrich your lives.

These will be my four main goals. I also have hopes of releasing an audiobook version of Where Man and Monster Meet, bringing you some author interviews and finally, providing you all of this content for free.

Whether you are an Independent Author or Reader this blog is for you.

Stay tuned and spread the word!

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