I’ve been at writing long enough to know that I don’t get periods where I do nothing, except when I make them happen. But somehow, I keep thinking that closing one project means things will get nice and quiet. That’s so not happening.
I’m proud and happy to have completed the biggest magazine job I’ve earned so far. It was challenging, but I got all the articles written on time. Also proofed the articles submitted by others. Getting the photos we needed proved a bit of a challenge, but believers know that ‘all good things work together for good…’ There are more jobs to come, but I think I’ll have a teeny-tiny break before those go into full swing.
Now, my fiction schedule for the first half of the year looks something like this:
- Do another final edit of Taming Celeste, which is due out in March
- Proof Taming Celeste on Kindle (I already did a print proof) See picture in this post. I only included it ‘cause people like to look at pictures. BTW – It’s the stand-alone sequel to Chasing Anya although it’s some years later and I had the cover done ages ago.
- Format Taming Celeste before March steps in
- Finish writing Absolution, which has been dogging me since 2012
- Finish writing the third book in the Simms Siblings Series (started in 2010!)
- Submit same to local writing competition. The medal looks nice on the book, but I don’t know if I’ll have the book finished by June to submit it.
- Edit Dissolution, which I now have the rights for again
While all of the above is going on, I’ll be proofing some other stuff, writing more magazine articles, doing some additional studies, and trying to dovetail other activities so I can make a big move during the first quarter of this year.
Also, I have a request for anybody who loves to read and can help me out. I have nine (9) reviews on Contraband and need ten (10) to do anything promo-wise. Any good soul out there who wants some Caribbean style action-adventure-romance and would read the book in exchange for an Amazon review? Gotta warn you, there’s some violence involved, but I have a complex hero, who’s a good guy but does some not-so-good things. Any takers? Hit me up at jmwordsmith at gmail dot com and I’ll shoot you a Kindle copy or another format.
The life of a writer may be filled with craziness, but it’s our brand of craziness and we love it, right? What kind of stuff is going on in your writing life right now?