February 2, 2016

Where did another year go?

Well, it's February. Of 2016. And I don't think I ever did a post about my plans for 2015. That figures.

Even though my new releases have been few and far between, I promise you that I have been writing. A lot. And here's what happened in 2015:

In April, I released an expanded version of WATERFALL, the first book in The Water Crisis
Chronicles. In September, SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF SANE released which included a brand new short story from the world of The Syrenka Series.

I also have TWO manuscripts with my agent that I completed in 2015. One is a YA/NA Urban Fantasy and one is a NA Contemporary Romance. Both are with editors and I have my fingers crossed that a publisher will love them as much as we do.

And I did something new for me...I published under a pen name! The name must remain secret for a number of reasons, but I released two books in 2015, one already in 2016, and many more planned for this year. It's been fun (and exhausting) creating a whole new persona and basically building my readership from scratch again, but it's worth it!

Now on to 2016....

One of issues/set backs /concerns last year was that the publisher who released SOULLESS closed their doors. It means that this book is no longer out in the world, but it also means that I got all of my rights back. So, I've added a new chapter, created a new cover, and plan on re-releasing it myself sometime in the near future. It would also be nice if I can find the time to finish the other two books in the series too. *sigh*

And speaking of series...I NEED TO finish the final book of the Water Crisis Series, WATERMARKED. It's been started. Now I just need to fit it into the mix. I know I've been promising this one for a while, and I'm sorry for the delay. It's coming. I promise.

I'm also working on an anthology with a group of amazing student writers at my school. It will included an original short story from me plus a bunch of awesome ones from this talented group. I'll have more info about that project in the coming months.

Oh - I'd LOVE to go back to Leila's world and finish TOUCHING DEATH. So add that to the list too.

And of course, if I get good news on my agented manuscripts, that could also dictate the plan for the year.

So, I'm working hard at being a productive author while working full-time and making sure I don't sit at the computer during all of my free time (it hurts my back!). Writing one of these posts also makes me feel like I need to be accountable. And I will be.

I have a feeling 2016 is going to be a good year!

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