I thought I’d take this opportune time to bring you up-to-date as to my writing projects and what 2017 may bring. The second part may be harder to describe, I’ve yet to develop and hone my skills as a futurist, but I will give it a go.
I have completed edits on Book 2, in the Servant of the Gods series and now awaiting feedback from two readers, my guinea pigs, for their reaction to the story. Also, I want to thank my beta readers – Anne Frandi-Coory, Linnea Tanner and Craig (last name withheld) for their amazing suggestions and constructive comments on my ms. Both Anne and Linnea are authors and I’ve had the privilege to getting to know these wonderful ladies through social networking and with reading their works. I am also very honoured as I have just received Anne’s latest book, and Linnea first published book is due out very soon, and I am looking very much forward to reading it.
My novella series has taken a seat in the back while I’ve been busy with Book 2, and I plan to re-read and tweak it, revamp my query letter and email agents. As I mentioned in my previous post, Goodbye 2017, if there’s no joy from agents, I’ll go the indie route.
This year I am teaching full-time. For those who are new to my post, I am a secondary teacher. I’ve yet to work out a schedule for my writing, exercising, family and marking/prepping lessons. That is a task for this coming weekend! Yikes!! If you hearing screaming and head exploding, that will be me. So thank you for following and taking the time to comment on my articles. (just in case)
I did get to spend a week in a seaside town, Busselton (2 1/2 hour drive south of Perth), with my family. It is beautiful, lots of walks along the beach, wading in the water, resting and reading. My sister and I were fortunate to see a dolphin frolicking in the shore. The Geographe coast is shallow, you can walk out a kilometre and the water is waist high. The adult dolphin came within metres from the shoreline and I happened to have the camera with me that morning!
The magic of nature. I must say it was a highlight, and it will be forever imprinted on my mind.
So for 2017, I am aiming to:
- Publish Book 2, date pending.
- Query agents for my novella series.
- Draft Book 3 and start on the second book for the novella series.
- Hopefully write a marketing plan to conjure enough interest and excitement for the launch.
- Have some down time.
- Try to be more present on social networking sites. (I did say try.)
- Be the best teacher I can be for my students.
- and write
Has anyone set goals for this year? I did for 2016, but didn’t get very far, so I am planning on achieving most of these for 2017.
Thank you for reading and I look forward to your comments.