I know I’m a few days late on this, but happy new year! 2020 was hands down an awful year –and that’s an understatement. So I’m hoping that 2021 and the years ahead of us bring more happiness, health and peace.
It feels like forever since I’ve written an update post. Last time I stopped in was in December.
As many of you know, I took a break from writing for the month of December. After Nanowrimo and Clara and Daphne’s release, it felt like the right –and necessary–thing to do. In years past I would have never given myself the curtesy of a break, but I’m so glad that for December 2020 I did. What a positive (and healing) way to end the year!
During my break from writing, I basically caught up on all the things I love: video games, books, diamond art, spending time with my SO. It was very relaxing, and honestly just what I needed.
It’s been almost a month now since Clara and Daphne’s release. Tomorrow will actually be the one month anniversary. So I just wanted to thank everyone for their support with the release –it really means a lot to me!
I think we’re all caught up, so without any further ado, let’s look ahead at what’s in store for 2021.
Write + complete 1st draft (Clara and Lukas)
Work on mystery novel more (if time permits)
Bloodline Inheritance cover reveal (sometime early this year)
Re-release Bloodline Inheritance (date TBA)
Edits + 2nd draft (Clara and Lukas)
Nanowrimo 2021 (??)
Write over 200k words for the year (this is a big goal, but considering for 2020 I wrote approximately 155k, I think it’s possible)
Read 20 books (Goodreads reading challenge)
Clara and Lukas –if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely already heard that for my next WIP, I’ll be working on book 4 in my current series. Clara and Lukas will be the 4th (and maybe final???) book in A Rose With Thorns series, and I’ve already started working on the 1st draft.
Mystery Novel (TBA) –I haven’t talked in great detail about this project for a reason. I need more time to focus on it. I’ve never been able to juggle more than one book once, and when I do try it gets complicated (and confusing for me). So if I have time this year I’ll be working more on this side project, but it may not be officially announced with more details until much later in the year.
I think that’s everything for now. There’s so much I want to do this year, and it’s all a bit intimidating right now. But I wanted to share with you my goals and projects so you have an idea of what to expect.
As always, if you want to stay up to date, I post frequently on Instagram. I’ve been posting a lot as I navigate the drafting stage of a novel again, so whether you’re looking for advice or just curious about the “behind the scenes” stuff, come on over and say hello.
Happy New Year, everyone!