My Writing Goals For 2015

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2014 was the year I really started trying to do more of the things that make me happy. Specifically, I decided to really, really give this writing thing a go.

  • I pitched a fully realized YA novel to a group of editors in New York and came away with three requests for the full manuscript.
  • I published seven fanfics, three adult novels, one adult novella and two short stories.Total word count – somewhere well above 500,000. Go me!
  • I blogged five days a week on two different platforms. I Tweeted, I Facebooked. I Tumblred, but not as much as I probably should have. I social media-d myself like crazy.
  • I had four blog posts go seriously viral (on another platform, not this one) and got featured on a nationally syndicated site over a dozen times.

All in all, it was a pretty good year, writing-wise.

For 2015, I’m hoping to accomplish the following:

  • Publish book 3 of the Seeder Saga. That will be happening shortly.
  • Write a contemporary adult romance. This one will be partly set in Samoa, and yes, he’ll be a hot islander guy and she’ll be steaming up the sand and surf with him. Yeah, baby.
  • Publish book one of my next trilogy, a wild fantasy tale about a girl with a very special gift, and the man who can’t get her out of his mind.
  • Publish a novella about a girl who takes a get-away-from-it-all trip to Ireland. I plan to research this personally. 🙂
  • Publish at least three more of my short stories as free reads.
  • Finish my YA trilogy. Books two and three are screaming to get out. I need to rework book one a bit, too – and then I’ll be pitching it again and again. If I don’t hit paydirt via the traditional route by year’s end, I’m publishing it myself.

And between all that, I’ll be freelancing and trying to work a day job and take care of my kids and maybe, somehow, actually have a social life. I’m not holding my breath on that last one.

So that’s the plan for the year, so far. Let’s hope I can hold to it.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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