Looking forward

What projects lie ahead this year? Well, I posted recently about everything I’m working on, and all of it’s still in process (especially those items in the planning stages): the cozy mystery, the next paranormal romance, the middle-grades, the fantasy, the SF. What else is there to say?

Well, I’m playing around with planning another cozy mystery series, but it probably won’t see the light of day until 2014. I’m hoping to do the planning and start writing this year, creating a backlog so that I can publish the books at one-month intervals.

The fantasy — Sundered Sword — I’m hoping to use to apply to a writing workshop because although I’m reasonably comfortable considering myself at a pro level (well, okay, there are entire weeks I keep thinking someone’s going to realize I don’t belong doing this), I know I can still improve, and concentrated work for a week with half a dozen pros and a couple of dozen others at the beginning stages of their careers could be immensely helpful. (And if I don’t get in, I’ll publish the book and spend the week with a pile of writing books I’ve been meaning to get to.)

I’m also aiming to publish a couple more novellas in the Dreampunk line.

Other than that, I’m not really defining what I’m working on. I have a lot of ideas, a lot of possibility, and something new may turn up. I’m keeping myself open for the cool things to show up in my life.

The big news for 2013, though, is expansion of options. Print books are coming, and later in the year, audiobooks as well. My goal is to have everything longer than a short story available as e-book, print book, and audiobook.

Today’s post was inspired by the topic “2013 Goals/Anticipation”– January’s topic and theme in the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour — an ongoing tour where you, the reader, travel around the world from author’s blog to author’s blog. We have all sorts of writers at all stages in their writing career, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The next post in the tour will be on the 3rd, by Sandra Barret. Be sure to check it out.

If you want to get to know nearly twenty other writers and find out their thoughts on crossing genre lines, check out the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour. You can find links to all of the posts on the tour by checking out the group site. Read and enjoy!

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  1. Did you decide anything about the million word challenge, either formally or informally?

    • Yes. I decided to go for a complete level of insanity without being on the record for how much I’m actually aiming for. 😀

  2. Sounds like a good plan for the year. 🙂 Good luck!

  3. Good luck with the print and audio. I’ve gone the CreateSpace route and it is surprisingly easy if you use the templates available in the CreateSpace community docs.

    • Thanks, Alex. I’ve been playing with the CreateSpace templates. The only thing I haven’t really liked is the inclusion of chapter titles — much fiction for adults (most?) doesn’t bother with naming the chapters beyond a number. Yes, it’s a minor annoyance, but must be dealt with for each chapter, so I’m creating a modified template to use in the future to avoid the problem.

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