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.
December 3, 2015 at 5:26 pm
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 http://www.scbwi.org/blp Lots of great books there. You might get some ideas.
December 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm
Hi Barbara, I do follow up interviews after a couple of years – it is always great to see how other writer’s journey’s have unfolded.
December 3, 2015 at 1:44 pm
How about photos showing the countryside near you?
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December 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm
If I was still in England yes I would – all that lush green. I can look at posting photos from trips I make through the year for book related events – that would work.
Thank you for the suggestion.
December 3, 2015 at 11:37 am
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 🙂
December 3, 2015 at 11:55 am
Goals help the momentum of our writing life. Thank you for following and good luck with your 2016 goals.
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