Happy New Year, and I hope 2020 is a good one for everyone.
A huge thank you to everyone who has been on the 2019 journey with me. I wouldn’t have made it this far without you guys.
2019 has been a mixed bag, both personally and professionally. Our family is ending our year with the knowledge that we will soon be saying goodbye to a loved one, and that despite that we still need to live our lives and move forward without her.
On the writing front, I had plans to publish at least two books this year, but have had to focus on republishing my backlist, and taking the plunge into becoming an indie author. Although this has been a huge learning curve, I’m excited about having control over my books, and being able to write what I want to. It’s also been an opportunity to revisit my backlist and tweak books before republishing.
As part of that I’ve got a shiny new publishing logo for my indie publishing name—LaceDragon publishing—and set up an author group, and an author page.
So…this year I published, or rather republished, one book – Slow Dreaming
Lou Sylvre and I signed two contracts: Sunset at Pencarrow will be republished with JMS Books in January & The Harp and the Sea will be published with NineStar Press later in the year.
We’ll have a cover reveal in early January for you for Pencarrow. JMS has given us a fabulous cover and we’re excited to share it.
I also wrote the first draft of Rosebound, the first of my Kiwi Psi series, and am 58K into Forgotten in Fire, which is book 2 of Dragons of Astria.
My writing goals for 2020 are:
Repub 8 of my backlist. Then, I will be focusing on Dragons of Astria. Book 1 needs some substantial rewriting, expanding, and edits, and I’m aiming to republish it later in the year, with book 2 and 3 not far behind.
Apart from On Wings of Song, Shades of Sepia, and Family and Reflection all the repubs will have new covers. I already have a gorgeous cover for Prelude to Love from Morningstar Ashley, which I’ll share closer to publication time.
I’m attending GLO in March 2021 in Sydney so need to get organised for that, so working on my backlist, and new titles is part of that. I also need to look into swag, and all the other fun stuff that comes with attending an author signing event.