Monday, January 1, 2024

It's 2024!

As we slip into shiny new year, it's time to look forward to new things. Usually I have a one word resolution but I've yet to come up with one so I'm forgoing that this time around. As always, I'm hoping for a more relaxed year, but that never seems to actually happen. Doesn't hurt to hope though.

How did I do with my 2023 goals?

• Release Everyone Dies: A Collection of Dark Tales DONE!

• Finally finish Frayed, because OMG this has been a tough one to get from brain to page. DONE!

• Illustrate Kay-Kay: The Littlest Chicken (new) DONE!

• Write/finish one of the following projects: Godmother (new), I9 (new), or Interface (2016 WIP). 

    I did start I9 so I'm calling that somewhat done.

• Release one of those five projects. I released Everyone Dies and Kay-Kay so DONE!

• Don't keel over. I'm still kicking. DONE!

New books I hope you'll see in 2024:

Frayed - out with ARC readers

One Shot At The Sphinx - in the last round of edits

Laya's Vacation - waiting for illustrations

Projects I hope to get to or wrap up in 2024:

Godmother - currently just notes

i9 - first draft in progress

Interface - first draft in progress

Other goals for 2024:

As always, I'm hoping to read more. I have so many books on my TBR stacks and on my kindle. 

I'd like to get out in my flower garden more. We'll see if my body cooperates.

Maybe work a little less. Yes, I'm laughing at that one while looking at my 2024 events over there on the right, but we're back to that hope thing. 

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Let's get to this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group question: Do you follow back readers on Bookbub or only other authors. 

Well, I don't use Bookbub, so we're going to answer with platforms I do use: Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. I mostly follow back other authors, but if I've met a reader in person at an event, there's a fairly high chance that I'll follow them back too. I tend to only follow people I actually know rather than amassing numbers. That's probably not the most marketing beneficial way to go about it, but that's how I roll. 


  1. As usual, I marvel at all you get done on the writing front while working full time. Your weekends amaze me. Maybe you'll make time to relax. Ya think? Hope 2024 is a great year for you.

    1. Doing what you love doesn't feel like working (most of the time) so while it looks like a lot, I'm usually having a good time doing it. ;)

  2. I'm not surprised you met most of your writing goals last year. Like Diane, your weekends amaze me. I can't believe how much you promote your books. Working a little less in 2024 could be good for you.

  3. As successful as you are as an author, don't worry about following everyone.
    Go get those 2024 goals!


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