Articles for this day of December 29, 2014

Looking Forward to 2015


2014 has been a year of changes for me. I stopped writing for some of the publishers I was with. I started requesting rights back on some of my published books. I tried new publishers–and was rejected. I tried new story ideas.

In my personal life…let’s just say a lot has changed there too.

In 2015, I’m going to take even more control and cause more changes. After those rejections I mentioned, I talked to some writing friends and to some personal-life people, and made a plan. In 2015, I plan to work harder than ever on bringing my writing craft–plot, characters, writing style, etc.–to the next level. Writing can’t be mastered, but it can always be improved.

In 2015, I’m going to try again with one of those publishers that rejected me, as well as trying another new publisher or two. I won’t be writing as much as I have in the past; instead of seeing how many books I can write, I’m going to focus on writing a few to the highest standards I can. I have one romance and one young adult novel already scheduled for 2015 releases, and I’ll be adding a few of each to those, though this year I’ll be backing off the romance a bit and putting more effort into my young adult stuff, under my other pen name.

More than anything, in 2015, I plan to stop being afraid of failure–and of success. I plan to push myself as hard and as far as I can.

And we’ll see where I am at this time next year.