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Preparing My Blog for 2016…

December 3, 2015


For those of you that follow me, you will remember I plan my blog schedule during December for the following year. I decide on posting frequency, and the subjects or themes I will cover. In the past I have used a word of the day (everyday) to come up with a blog post utilizing that word, as well as writing topics, author interviews and I even serialized a children’s story, Clickety Click. All these variety of forms have given me the ability to connect with wonderful writers from around the world. I am most thankful for everyone that has dropped by, commented and reblogged,  it makes all the effort so worth while.

In 2015, my writing life continued to grow . Through attending a wealth of events from book fairs to author readings and more, not only did I sell my books but also met readers, which is always fun. My aim for 2015 was to edit and revise two manuscripts – a western romance, Willow Tree Tears and a suspense, The Giving Thief. Some may say that was unrealistic, others that I am mad! However, I accomplished both and the romance was submitted to Harlequin (waiting somewhat impatiently for a call) and the suspense is with beta readers. I also entered a contest for a Steampunk story, which was a new genre for me. The story was subsequently contracted for an anthology. The Toymaker will appear at some point and I will be linking to it for everyone to enjoy. Another smaller project did surface during the year, another idea for a children’s book, which is in note form at present.

I will like to invite my followers to suggest topics, ideas and format for 2016 on my blog. So make sure to comment below.

Thank you.

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  1. I think it’s great that you do the author interviews. You might do some follow-up to see what’s happened. Have you checked out the SCBWI new book launch at Lots of great books there. You might get some ideas.


  2. How about photos showing the countryside near you?

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  3. This is so great Mandy 😀 I love hearing about other authors’ yearly goals and accomplishments. Good luck on the Harlequin submission and I think it’s great that you’re getting out there doing more book fairs and such – all of that takes time and energy! I hadn’t even thought about it but I too will make some goals for 2016, especially for my scriptwriting 🙂


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