Sometimes when I have my head down writing, I feel like my feet are caught in quicksand, and the harder I kick, the deeper I sink. But it’s just the feeling I get when I’m stuck in my latest work-in-progress. I forget everything else I’ve done.
That’s why I like taking a snapshot of what I’ve accomplished throughout the year to remind myself of everything I’ve done before I set the course for the next year’s wild-assed race.
In 2008, I’ve seen fourteen stories published, including my second Avon book, SEDUCED BY DARKNESS, in March (which has been nominated for a “best” award by Romantic Times magazine) and my first single title with Kensington, DOWN IN TEXAS, in November, along with a couple of Kensington novellas, an Avon novella, etc.
This year, I’ve written:
* 2 and 2/3 single title books
* 5 novellas
* 5 short stories
* 2 full proposals
All for a total of around 425,000 words written this year.
That’s an incredible number of words. I wouldn’t have been able to do it if I hadn’t made the decision to become a full-time writer. Fans gave me the courage to try. So, thanks so much for your encouragement (letters, blog comments, and purchases alike!). You are what keeps me going!
On January first, I’ll give you a look at what I’m planning to work on in the New Year, as well as provide you the schedule for my upcoming releases as I know it now!
For any of you writers out there—don’t forget to sign up for the plotting bootcamp that’s starting on January 5th.