So: what are my aims for 2015?
Well. I announced that I'm self publishing (woohoo! :D), so I have a lot more flexibility and freedom with projects this year!
- Self-publish at least three titles. I'm planning on publishing Adamant (Alliance #1) in March; Nemesis (Alliance, #2) in June; and Delinquent: An Alliance Novella and Collision (Alliance, #3) later in 2015. (Did I mention I'm an obsessive list-maker? :P)
- The first book will be up for pre-order on Amazon from the end of January/beginning of February (depending on when I get it back from the proofreader), and when Adamant is released, it'll have a pre-order button in the back for the second book!
- Demon Heart (Darkworld, #3) will also be out this year, but I don't yet have a confirmed release date from my publishers. (Yes, that does mean I'll have at least FIVE books out this year. o.O)
- Draft at least 3 books - I know I can do more, but this year's going to be an insanely busy one, in a good way! Once I've finished the Alliance series, I'll be able to choose between revisiting an old project and starting something new.
- Fully edit at least 3 books - two of those will be Nemesis and Collision, and I might just revive an old project...
- Be flexible, and listen to the shiny new ideas! (After all, if I hadn't done that last summer, the Alliance series might not have happened!)
- Write what I love. Be crazy about it, be madly, passionately in love with my own story. Make magic happen.
- Read 300 books - aiming high!
- Go on a writing retreat - I have one planned for April, in Edinburgh! :)
- Actually get a tattoo this time!
- Kick fear, self-doubt and adversity in the face.
So, I promise:
- I will release books in the Alliance series every 3-6 months. (Check the "Books" tab for the current projected plan!)
- I will keep in contact with my lovely street team, who will be the first to hear my news and have access to exclusive giveaways!
- I will send out monthly newsletters, and my subscribers will have early sneak peeks at my new book covers, blurbs, and teasers.
- All Alliance books will be available to pre-order on Amazon at least a month before publication.
- If I announce that I'm self-publishing a book, it's because it's on my plan - and is definitely happening!