Hey, everyone! I hope you all had a good/reasonably good/survivable holiday! And welcome to 2017 on the blog. 🙂
You’ll notice I’m starting off on the right foot with an actual blog post. Aren’t you proud of me? Because yeah…I kinda fell down on the blog thing last year. I kinda fell down on a lot of things, to be honest. It was just that kind of year where survival seemed to be the main goal.
On the bright side, I’m happy to report that I achieved my goal. 😀
And I also have a PLAN so that not quite so many things fall by the wayside this year. How smart is that? 😀 😀 😀
What exactly is that plan, you ask? As befitting a writer, it focuses mostly on writing (one of the things that went by the wayside last year, sadly). Lots and lots and lots of writing. Writing with lots and lots of deadlines behind it, because I work best to deadline. Novel writing, novella writing, and blog-post writing. Writing every….single…day. Well, for the month of January, anyway, because MAJOR deadline. After that, I’m keeping a five-day work schedule with weekends off for family stuff (and maybe finally finishing that bathroom I tore apart last year 😉 ).
And what does this mean for you, dear reader? On the book front, erm…not entirely sure yet. I’m currently finishing up my Sekrit Project that my publisher won’t let me tell you about yet (apart from the fact that it’s not like anything I’ve done before, it’s a novel, and it’s a ton of fun!), and I’ll hand that in at the end of January. In the first half of February, I’ll do a final edit on Shadow of Doubt, my romantic suspense, and get it off to copy edit in time for a May release. After that, I’m writing up a proposal for a new urban fantasy series and sending that off to my agent. And after that, I want to (finally!) tackle writing the sequel novella to Forever Grace, followed by the next novel in the series.
So, all being well, you should see three new romances from me this year. Cool? 🙂
On the blogging front, I’m aiming for a bi-weekly post here, along with alternate weeks on my new blog, Dancing with My Daughter (which you should totally check out if you haven’t already!). As long as life remains even semi-sane this year, I think this is doable. But if you want to cross fingers and toes for me, that’s totally cool, too…and much appreciated. 😉
So there you have it. A new year and a new plan. A writing plan.
I have a good feeling about this, don’t you? 🙂
Happy, happy 2017, everyone! May it remain semi-sane for us all. 😀