I must admit, I’ve been struggling to decide how to start the first blog of this year. 2016 was an up and down year for me. I released my first novel and celebrated a dream achieved of publishing a novel. However, that achievement led to me to a scary place. A place called – out of my comfort zone. Marketing myself stood like huge Danger Thin Ice warning sign. As an introvert, getting out there and telling everyone to look at me and look at what I did, was terrifying. Still is.
I wish I could start this year by announcing – hey I’m all good with that now! Nope. I’m still a big scaredy cat. But, I’ve learned I’m not alone and being an introvert is not a flaw. I’ve learned what works for some authors may not work for others. Finding my way in the writing world is a process. I’m in constant learning and discovery mode to find what’s best for me.
My goal for 2017 is finding the right path I’m comfortable with and remains true to me while writing the best stories I can to touch others in some way. So stay tuned!
Here’s what I’ve been up to:
I’ve been working furiously on the second book in my Order Series. The book, , will be released in late spring. You’ll see a return of some of the characters from the first book, , as well as new characters emerge. I’m excited to introduce a new, kind of quirky duo who will continue the fight against evil as The Order emerges in a different but just as deadly quest for power.
The third book in the series, , has also been started. My plan is to end the series with this book, which is coming together as the most suspenseful and savage story yet.
I will also pen a new short story for an upcoming anthology, which will be released in October. I just decided upon on a general plot and I love it. It’s kind of dark but we’ll see what happens when I’m finished.
Please feel free to reach out to me or just say hi. I feel blessed to have met so many wonderful readers and authors over the past year and I’m excited to connect more in 2017!