Happy New Year, everyone! I have to admit, I’m super excited for this year. Major life milestones are set to happen, including my impending nuptials and potentially starting a family with my brand new husband. So while I hope to continue working, I have to be honest and say I may be otherwise distracted, so my productivity levels may drop.
That being said, the first half of the year is full-up on new and re-releases, including the Lexie Carrigan Box Set (currently on sale for $0.99 until release day), The Queen of Veils (the last book in the Princess Vigilante series), and a re-release of Empath, containing some new essays on life five years later. I’m honestly really excited about the Empath one, especially as aforementioned nups are gonna be about 2 weeks before. I’m hoping to have a bunch of stuff pre-planned, as I’ll be exploring New Zealand with my shiny new husband.
After that…well, it’s kind of up in the air. Writing Brynna took a lot out of me, and this last book took everything I had and then some. I’ve neglected many other things, including keeping up with my marketing research, and my sales have suffered across the board. So any project I get into will be a tepid dip into the water, and not one that I’m going to kill myself to try to finish before April.
Still, rattling around in my mind is the spin-off trilogy to Demon Spring, the half-finished Ragen Teon book, and some other ideas. Now that I know I’m supposed to be doing things a certain way, part of me wants to stay in the YA realm so I can capitalize on Brynna’s success. Including, perhaps, writing an Elisha-focused spin-off. But the rational part of my brain tells me to put Brynna down for a while. While I love her, writing her takes a lot of brainpower.
Either way, I’m marching forward into 2020 with the intention of keeping myself from going balls to the wall on anything. Life is much sweeter when I get to enjoy everything on my plate, instead of gorging myself on the mashed potatoes up front.
I hope everyone had a solid holiday season and is ready for the new year with a smile and lots of optimism!