Friday, October 8, 2021

It's Been Awhile!!!


It's the start of my favorite months and holidays.

But where has the year gone?

Looking back, it's hard to believe 2021 is three-fourths gone. It's been a fast but crazy year. Here in Texas, we started the year wearing masks, and then moved to not having to wear them. Then there was the, should I get the shot, or should I not get it? Which one should I get? And then the Delta variant made an appearance. The day job is trying to suck the life out of me. There are days I swear it is a demon in disguise.

We moved into our new house and have spent the last few months trying to get things repaired or replaced that should have been fixed after we did the final walk-through. The cost of houses and lumber is ridiculous! Driving to work each day, I pass new subdivisions in various stages of development--from basic groundwork to selling finished homes. It's crazy! 

Writing has been a struggle. Write a few pages. Rip the pages into small pieces. Rinse. Repeat. I think the stress of everything was causing more havoc than I thought it was.

A deep breath later...

I have several outlines ready (not as heavily detailed as I was doing). I cleared my kanban board and reset it for the last quarter of the year, and am slowly working through my goals. I'm working toward a new book I hope to release around Christmas (This is not a set date.) I'm also slowly working my way through revision of my backlist.

I haven't put set dates on anything, and I'm not announcing what I'm writing until it's almost done. I don't want to disappoint myself or anyone else.

I am going to send out Christmas cards again this year. Sometime in November, I will post a signup form. I also have a new snail mail address.

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What is your favorite holiday?

Saturday, January 2, 2021

2021: A Few Goals and Plans

2021 is off to a good start. 

I'm making steady progress on PHOENIX. (YEAH!!!)

I'm working on outlines for the other books. I have a list of projects in the UPCOMING section. The series are in no specific order. I have plans for new series and new characters, but I'm also looking at the possibility of some spin-off stories for some of the series.

I have not put up any release dates. My goal is to release at least one book per quarter this year.

I'm still working the day job, so I have to work my writing around that schedule.

I plan to focus more on instagram as my social media outlet.