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What Kind of Year Has It Been

I like to look back and see all that I’ve accomplished over the year. Makes me feel good and as though I’m moving in the right direction. And gives me an idea of where I’m headed next.

So this year has been full of ups and downs, that’s for sure. I’m not even going to touch on the world at large. There’s too much blargh there, and I’m sure you can guess how I feel about most of it. There had been some really moving and amazing things as well. And yes, there’s maybe been more bad than good, but it will all balance out in the end. I have to believe that.

But for me personally, it’s also been crazy. Writing wise, I’ve had a very good year. I wrote three stories, released four, and edited five.

The books I’ve released this year have gotten a lot of really great reviews.

I brainstormed and disregarded and started and stopped, but in the end, I’ve accomplished a good deal. That means next year, I’ve already got four slated for release (one is a re-release) and I’m hoping to add at least one more to that total.

I started Dying for Love, the fourth story in my Requiem Inc series. I’m pretty proud of all I’ve accomplished there, and can’t wait to keep that momentum going.

On the personal front, I was laid off, and spent four months kicking around without a job. It was a blessing, as two of those stories I wrote almost entirely in that time.

I’ve knitted a ton of things.

Listened to more audiobooks than I can count. Read even more than that.

I got a new job, that so far I don’t hate, and even though I’d rather not have an EDJ to take up my time, it doesn’t suck.

So really, for me personally, I’m counting 2017 as a win.

So what can you look forward to from me in the coming year?

Ghost of a Chance releases on January 16th.

Hero Worship will be out in January too.

Lost Souls Found will hit shelves in the spring.

And Somebody to Die for will be out in the fall.

I’m writing book four in the Requiem Inc. Series, and about to send off the first bit to the publisher to see if they want it.

And I’m kicking around a few other ideas, trying to figure out which ones stick and want to make it to your ereaders and shelves.

2017 might have been a mess, but it wasn’t a complete mess, and I’m fervently hoping 2018 will be better.

Wishing you all the hope and happiness we all deserve.