Happy New Year!
It's the start of another year, a fresh beginning that will hopefully have many days filled with happiness for everyone. And of course, for many it means a time of looking back on what 2012 brought, and looking ahead hoping on what 2013 will bring.
When I look back on 2012 as an author, I see a very good year. I'm extremely proud of the four stories I put out; Heartstrings, Of Honor and Love, Loving Instincts, and Feeling the Rhythm. At the start of 2012, I'd hoped to release four novels, but only managed three and one novella. Overall, I'd say that's not too bad. All those stories together roughly come to an approximate word count of 278,000. Where did all those words come from?!
So even though I didn't get to everything I hoped to in 2012, I'm still counting it as a fantastic year. It even closed out with Conquest and No Fear being named on Totally Booked as two of their Favorite Reads of 2012! My thanks to them for the wonderful honor of being included on that fantastic list!
Since 2012 was such a great year, that now brings me to what will I work toward for 2013? Well, here's what I'm thinking at this moment, though, it's all subject to change as the year goes on.
I'd like to see the fourth Instincts book, Adapting Instincts, release. Actually, it's kind of cheating for me to have that on my 2013 To Do List, since it was started and finished in 2012. All that's left to do is go through editing. But hey, there's still work to do on it, so I'm counting it! It's slated to release in March and will be my first release of the new year. Yay! There's one novel down!
After that...well, I don't have my next release planned. I've got to finish writing a few things first. So, 2013 might end up being a light release year for me, depending on how long it takes me to write the projects I want to get to and how long those books turn out to be. But on the project list for this year, in no particular order, are:
- My first gay fantasy novel - Currently writing.
- Tanner Hartell's story (lead singer from Lion's Rampant in Heartstrings) - Not started.
- A novella for Brandon and Shunichi from the Conquest series - Not started and this one is a BIG maybe. Not 100% sure if I'll write this one yet. Maybe you guys can help me decide if you'd like to see a story about them taking the next step in their relationship ;-)
- The expanded version of "A Little Bit Country" - Not started yet, but it will be done! Oh yes. It will be done.
- Instincts Book 5 - Maybe? Possibly? Still pondering, and yeah, not started yet.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, are my thoughts of what to do in 2013. As you can see, it's all still a bit sketchy at this point, but I ope it all sounds good. If you got suggestions on what you'd like to see, feel welcomed to say so! After all, the biggest part of what made 2012 such a wonderful year for me as an author was all of you. Throughout the year, you gave me and my work so much support. I'm eternally grateful, and I hope that in 2013, I'll be able to bring you more stories you'll enjoy! All the best wishes to each of you for happiness in this shiny New Year!