this question was brought up in a Facebook group I’m in (shout-out to any 1FWers in here) and I wanted to hear answers from the Patreon community - especially since there’s such a diverse array of creators in here, not just artists.
so what are your goals within the next year AND the next five years as a creator? is there something you would like to publish, an event you would like to attend? or maybe you have specific income goals? social media goals?
here are mine, to start:
1 month goal: survive my first Comic Con.
1-year goal (by Summer 2020): successfully complete the theme I have for Inktober and turn it into a small art book, double the stock in my online shop, and ideally double the amount of Patrons I currently have [am work butt off!]
5-year goal (by Summer 2025): have routine conventions I’ve narrowed down that are successful, have steady client work after building up a strong, consistent portfolio with work centered around personal projects, have at least one art book published for Tales of Pollinedraak (my world-building project), finally be past 10k IG followers so I can actually use links! hopefully that last bit happens long before the 5-year mark, though.