It's that time of year again. The time when we make resolutions, ones that will allow us to hold our heads high and say we kept them or ones that will force us to hang our head in shame and admit defeat. The sponsors of the YA Indie Carnival are taking a few minutes to post theirs. Don't forget to click on the links below and find out what kinds of exciting endeavors they will be striving for. Keep reading to see what 2013 holds for me and my writing.
I have some aggressive goals when it comes to publishing books. I plan to release four books this year. This is saying a lot when you factor in my full-time job, my long commute, and my wife and mother roles. Even then, I'm confident I'm going to meet this goal.
The first book will be Grave Bound (Secrets, #1), and it will be released within the next 6-8 weeks. I started this book as part of the NaNoWriMo challenge and successfully wrote its first 50,000 words in one month. I'm super excited about this book because it is not like anything I've ever written. Its a very different adult contemporary fiction, and (I'm cringing as I write these words) there will be sex. I'm proud of the fact that the sex in Grave Bound (Secrets, #1) is not gratuitous. It is a critical part of the story, and everything about it rounds this book out in a ways that could never have been achieved if I would have written this story as a young adult novel.
The second book I plan to release this year will be (You guessed it!) Dark Angels of the Cross (Warrior #4). I've already written at least half of it, and... oh my gosh! All I can say is that you don't see most of what happens coming. It's just as thrilling, suspenseful, and romantic as the first three. I don't believe fans will be disappointed. The latest book in the series is every bit as amazing as the book cover.
Finally, I'm going to write Worth Dying For (Underwater #1) and Worth Living For (Underwater #2). For fans of The Warrior Series, this series will help them know and understand Julia and James better. I love the Underwater World and wanted to explore it in a different way.
I've been doing this long enough to know my goals are challenging but achievable. I just have to stay focused, committed, and motivated which should not be a problem because writing is a passion for me. It keeps me going and gets me excited. I hope that all of my fans, friends, and followers follow my lead. Create resolutions you want to keep and HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!