It’s been a couple of weeks again since I updated this series with how work had been going, what with Christmas being last week.
I hope you have had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year, whatever you have been doing. I wish for you a positive and healthy 2019.
If you remember last time I updated you I had just finished the editing project I had been working on. Well, now, I have finished Hannah Robbins book 5 and it was sent to my editor yesterday. I know it was New Years Day, I didn’t expect her to start work on it, but I was pleased to get it off my desk and class it as finished for now at the start of the year.
So, two projects I was working hard on through November are now finished – for now. Both will come bouncing back to me at some point this month I imagine.
So, what now for me? What am I going to be doing with my time starting today? Well, I am not one to be sitting and taking a relaxing break – I did too much of that when I had my cold virus in December. I need to get back into working properly now. First I need to write the back cover copy for Hannah 5, so that’s today’s job and then I need to write a synopsis/plan for the next book I’m going to write which is the first book in a new series. No, I’m not stopping the Hannah series, I’m just introducing another series. So, when I update you next week I should have a full outline for the next book if I’ve not yet started writing it.
I’m in two minds whether to do the non-fiction book I have been thinking about doing. The book for crime writers on police procedural stuff. I don’t know if it will be worth doing, whether there is enough interest in the book to put time and finances into it. I may have a tinker on this and look at a rough outline of how it might work. I might be better off sticking with the fiction though. I’m not sure there is a large enough audience for this that I would even make my money back that I would outlay on an edit and cover.
I am looking forward to the new series though and hope to get a good chunk of it down before either of the other two projects come back to my desk.
I have plans this year to write between three and four books this year. I know it’s a lot but I proved to myself during NaNoWriMo how much I can achieve when I put my mind to it. I just have to be aware that my health can interrupt my plans at any point and accept this without giving myself too much of a hard time.
What are your plans for the year ahead?