Is it too late to be saying Happy New Year?
Oh, what the heck, I’m saying it anyway. I hope you had a wonderful relaxing end to 2015 and have made a good start to 2016. Have you made any plans for the coming year? Are you on target to reach your goals?
I must admit, I’m not usually one for making resolutions in the New Year. But, since I started writing seriously three years ago, I have used this time of year as an opportunity to think ahead and make plans which give me the best chance of reaching those mid- to long-term goals.
I am conducting this exercise as you read this, and I am excited to share with you some of what I’ll be getting up to this year 🙂
- Becoming Fabulous, my first novel, is my main area of concentration at the moment. If you’ve read any of the Fierce & Fabulous short stories, you will have met my beautiful heroine, Leah Bennett. This is the full story of how she became such a horny little minx, and eventually gets her heart’s desire. Don’t miss it! There is a book cover due imminently, and a release date will be made available shortly. This is very exciting stuff, stay tuned for news of offers and giveaways…
- I shall be attending the 68th Swanwick Writers Summer School in August for a week, and catching up with my gorgeous, inspiring writing family. If you’ve never heard of Swanwick, then YOU, my friends, are missing out. It’s the longest running residential writing conference in the world, famous for it’s magical feeling and the friendliness of its delegates who return year after year to share their successes and encourage each other.
- Just after Swanwick, I’ll be heading over to Manchester for my very first signing event. If you’ve never been to one of these, I highly recommend coming along. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get to meet some of your favourite authors in person, grab copies of their books (often cheaper than paperback copies from Amazon) and pick up goodies. It’s not uncommon to go home with bags full of key rings, bookmarks, postcards, wrist bands, sweets, chocolates… You name it! You can find the Facebook page here for more details.
- September sees the second signing event of the year in Cardiff. They have a Facebook page too – click here to find out more about this one. It’s been a long long time since I ventured into Wales and I’ve never been to Cardiff before either, so I’m really looking forward to the weekend, and to meeting some more readers.
So, it’s going to be a busy year of writing and promotion. My challenge will be to make sure it all comes together. On that note, I have some editing to do…