Okay, I’m not crazy about his tie. But I thought a picture would liven up the post. Happy New Year everyone!
First, let me say—thank you! You all have made my dreams come true. I keep saying that in dedications in books, but I will keep saying it because it’s absolutely true. You have made it possible for me to become the thing I wanted to be—a self-employed writer.
Yesterday, I reviewed what I accomplished last year. Now, I’d like to talk a little about what I hope to accomplish this year.
This is a little corner of the annual plan I’ve constructed for the year. Just looking at the numbers under January, you might guess I plan to write a stupid number of chapters this month. I have to! I got myself boxed in and overcommitted, and now I have to dig myself out, but once I get past mid-February—if I can power through—I will take a much more leisurely pace for the rest of the year.
And what sort of stories can you expect from me in 2014?
I already have three stories written that will be released in 2014, as well as one collection of short stories I edited for Cleis Press:
Reined In (Feb)—Book 7 in the Lone Star Lovers series (Samhain)
Once is Never Enough (May)—Book 5 (the last one!) in the Delta Heat series (Samhain)
Her Only Desire (May)—Book 1 in the Sultry Summer Nights series (Samhain)
Cowboy Heat (Jun) (Cleis Press)
I plan to add one last book to the Lone Star Lovers series after Reined In, and then it’s done. I’ll be adding book 9 to the My Immortal Knights series. I finished the Delta Heat series, but now I’m going to add Delta Heat-Firehouse 69 books so I can chase those sexy firefighters for a while. With Lone Star stories finishing up, I’m starting a Comanche Moon Ranch series I hope you’ll love. And since I don’t like to write straight contemporary without breaks for things I find personally exciting, I’ll be starting a new witch series of stories—novellas I’ll publish with Samhain. Then there are the SEAL books… Argh. So many projects. If you read the boxed collection of stories, Uniform Desires, then you know all about my military hero in that book. The next two books in that series (which follow the adventures of three travel agents taking adventure vacations who get into a whole lot trouble only a military man can rescue them from) will be coming out this year too.
And that might not be everything, but now you know I’m gonna be busy.
You’re probably curious to know who won December’s Amazon.com gift card. It’s Pansy Petal (Dec. 11)! Congrats, Pansy! I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange delivery of your prize!
Wow! Did I enter? Guess I did! How exciting! Thank you!
Loved the Wild Irish series! Read them all. Might have to read them again since it has been a couple of years. Then again, I may be too busy reading the new stuff. So much to read, so little time! *sigh* But I do my best. You keep writing, I will keep reading!
Do you think you could do a post on your blog when your list of books will come out in print? I am waiting patiently for many of your books to be available in print
No Caitlyn O’Connell books this year?
Thank you, Pansy!
Laura! I will try to remember to tell everyone when print volumes come out. Right now, all that’s in the plan is Her Only Desire in May and Cowboy Heat in June.
Cindy! I forgot to mention Cait! Yeah, I’m planning on self-pubbing the next sequel this year too.
Indeed you will be a very busy author. I, like others, really appreciate all that you do.
I wish continued success for you in this new year!