Happy New Year to you and yours! I hope that 2022 is a healthy, happy and productive year!
I have so many plans for this year – not resolutions, but plans and ideas abound. You can see some of that in my pre-orders which are already up for the year:
These books are planned for the last quarter of the year, although the pre-orders aren’t posted yet:
A multi-author Regency Holiday Romance Anthology
Heroes of Harte’s Harbor 2
I’m hoping to add some releases, but will share those with you when I know for sure.
On the back end of things, I’m making more changes to free up time to write and to improve efficiencies. After two years of being unable to attend writers’ conferences, I’m skeptical that I’ll add them back into my timeline again. They take a lot of time and are expensive – although each conference is usually 4 or 5 days at most, there are travel days on either end, plus preparation beforehand and getting back to routine afterwards. I usually lose 3 weeks of writing, and I don’t want to give that up anymore. Also, I always end up with ideas that often turn out to be distractions. It’s exciting to discover the fun things that other writers are doing with their work and to promote their work, but often these avenues don’t work out as well for me. I’ve decided to just write as much as possible instead. The same goes for teaching workshops and attending reader conferences—I’m officially becoming a unicorn author and will stay home to write (and write and write…)
I’m stepping back from translations, too, mostly in terms of Spanish editions. I had an opportunity to do a lot of them in 2021, but they were quite distracting. It is comparatively easy to publish translations through Babelcube and I’m lucky to be working with some great teams there, so that will continue.
I need to make some changes to the websites, too. My themes are no longer supported, which means it’s time to update them. (Ugh.) I’m thinking of adding some new plug-ins to simplify site management, even though that will likely mean updating the end matter in all of my ebooks, too. My current plan is to roll all three sites into this one this year, and I’m exploring other options for my newsletters, too.
I’ll also be doing more crafting. 🙂 I love knitting but am also enjoying my miniatures. All of the projects and progress will continue to live on my Alive & Knitting blog and website. I can’t wait to get out in the garden next spring either.
Phew. Big plans, considering I have no resolutions. LOL
Tomorrow I’ll tell you about my first quarter ebook specials.