Summer is progressing nicely – with me picking raspberries and boysenberries pretty much daily. Having 5 days off, and then the last two days picking, and that’s it for another season! Why am I having 5 days off? To work of course!
Over Christmas and New Year, I have been doing some thinking and planning, and working on my social media savvy-ness, and learning how to become more productive in my writing. I hope to pull this all together to help me to write more, and get three books published this year – something I wanted to do last year but totally failed at.
So I have a plan – and if I was really smart, I could write a book a month – but that would be too draining. I know I can do it, but I reckon if I can write 4 new stories this year, I’ll be happy with that.
Currently I’m editing Running Away, a contemporary romance. It was a toss up between this or Curse of the Taniwha, but I would like to get a contemporary story out before I release the second in my Paranormal Aotearoa series. I am hoping to get Running Away out in late February early March. My beta / Critique readers are enjoying it so far, so will continue on with my edits and get it to my editor at the end of this month.
I’m hoping to be a little more productive on my website this year too – and produce more guest posts about the writing process. You’ll also notice I have a “Book table” tab where you can follow links to purchase my books on smashwords, or put on your ‘to be read list’ on Goodreads. I like the layout, but unless you sign up for the premium version, you can’t add Amazon – so still a little unsure whether to attempt to add it in manually, or just scrap it altogether. What do you guys think?
Anyway, busy week this week, with work from 8 until 5 – so might not get as much editing done as I would like, but I am over half way through, and liking the story so far – which is always a good sign!
Anyway, onwards and upwards, and look forward to interacting with you guys a bit more.