Welcome back to Letters to My Editor, a series of blog posts hashing out the relationship between an author and editor. In this case, my editor, Kate Homan, is my pen pal, and you can catch her latest letter to me at her blog, Long Story Short.
Your letter is a welcome excuse to put aside the edits of my current work in progress to address the impending fall of the new year. Does anyone else get a sense of foreboding with the dropping of the ball? What will the new year bring? What will the new year take away?
For me this year it will be a mixture of both.
Writing is a career that is subject to change without notice. Each year I reevaluate my career, where it is going, where it has gone, and decide where I need to correct the path or start down a new one. 2015 has been an amazing year of growth for my writing career, so you’ll see a lot of changes coming down the line. Let’s start with the fun ones.
My website is getting a new look. The wonderfully talented artists at Memphis McKay are currently scheming a new design radically different from its current look. The new look will better reflect where my writing is going, and the adventures it will bring. But with an overhaul in a website, you will see a temporary suspension in blogging and website updates. Sorry. The website is a construction zone!
I have several projects lined up for 2016. When She Falls: Franconia Notch Trilogy Book Two will be published in January (release date coming very soon!). A Countess Most Daring: Audio Edition will be releasing in the spring along with another Spy Series short story. The end of the year will likely bring the conclusion of the Franconia Notch Trilogy as well as the final Spy Series book to be made into an audio edition.
The not so fun part is there are things I’m working on that you will not see in 2016. Why? What you There are two super, secret projects I will be working on to pitch to traditional publishing houses. Why traditional? The audiences these projects focus on do not lend themselves to the self-publishing world and will likely be more successfully handled by a traditional house.
Sprinkled in the mix are workshops and speaking engagements for 2016. Yes, authors must workshop and speak in public as well. I’d much rather be on my couch writing whilst covered in Basset hound, but you know how it goes. Be sure to visit my workshops and events page for updated happenings.
Kate, it’s been wonderful corresponding with you this year, and I wish you and all my wonderful readers a magical 2016.