Looking Forward to 2023
Now December is here, I’m getting ready for Sarra Cannon’s brilliant planning system, HB90 Bootcamp.
It kicks off on the 11th of December with a livestream, and course enrolment is open until early that day. If you’re a writer, or just a busy person who needs to inject some planning into their life, take a look.
I can’t recommend Sarra’s courses highly enough. HB90 is a game changer.
You can find more information here.
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So, once the course starts, I’ll be planning for the first quarter of 2023. Here’s what I already know:
- Book 2 of Not the Same River, From Tangled Roots Come Twisted Wings, will be released on January 27th (it’s already available for preorder).
- A historical spinoff novella, featuring my MC’s neighbours, the Merryweather coven, will be released some time in March.
- I’ll be prepping Book 3 of Not the Same River, Of Blood & Oil, for its release in April.
- In March, I’ll be doing HB90 again for Q2. This planning stuff is neverending!
- My writing projects are as yet undecided.
This has not been a writing year for me. Last year, I wrote eleven books. This year, I’ve written one, which I steamed through during NaNoWrimo, and finally finished on December 4th, which would’ve been my grandad’s 100th birthday. If he was immortal. It was a desperate race to the finish line, but it’s done. In the bag.
To be fair to myself, I also wrote a 40k bonus story for members of the Th1rt3en Club, which is what I call my monthly newsletter to make it sound fancy.
It is fancy. Come join us!
So, no. It has not been a writing year for me. At least, not as much as usual. But, I did rebuild my website, which was a huge undertaking given the state it was in. And I did set up my newsletter, which included a tonne of automations, thanks to that 40k bonus story I mentioned up there. I also formatted and published a novella, which is also free and exclusive for members of the Th1rt3en Club. And I published my first book. It’s not like I’m slacking over here.
Self publishing is hard work. You have to be all things. I outsourced my cover design and editing, but I did everything else myself. I’m a fiction writer, a formatter, a proofreader, a website builder, a marketing manager, a copywriter, a publisher, a business owner. It’s a lot, and I hope it’ll turn out to be worth it.
I’m proud of my achievements this year, and can’t wait to see where next year takes me. What I do know is this: by next December, I will be the author of seven published books instead of one, and I’ll be back here to celebrate with you.
However you spend the holiday season, I hope you have a wonderful time with the people who love you.