Rabbit, Rabbit!

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020!

It’s been an interesting end of the year in Romancelandia. If you’re following me on Twitter, you know what I mean — you’ve possibly heard or seen something about the current disaster in the RWA.

However, I’m not going to discuss that here. For one thing, it’s changing by the minute, and anything I write now will be out of date tomorrow. For another… not what I want to talk about right now!

Last night, I sat down to do something I’d seen a lot of other writers doing on social media — a round-up of my decade in publishing. By the time I was done, I had 20 tweets, most of them at maximum characters, and I’d realized that this past decade in publishing was my entire HISTORY of romance publishing. I made my first sales in 2009. Those were short story sales.  I didn’t sell my first novel until 2011.

In 8 years, I’ve sold or self-published 15 novels. 14 of those are available, and that last one is coming from Circlet eventually.  According to my spreadsheet, I have seven more finished, ready to either sell or self-publish. Two of those are in slush at Circlet, and the others are the Swords of Charlemagne books and Blood Bound (which is finished but still raw.)  I have one novel in process, and one that I’m about to start. Oh, and that’s not counting at all the two novels that I started and set aside, and that I’ll get back to eventually.

So, all in all, for this past decade in publishing? I’ve been busy.

So, what’s on the plan for 2020 and beyond?

An agent would be nice. I should try that sometime. I’ll start shopping Blood Bound around once the initial beta-reading is done.

If I don’t have a solid bite on Swords of Charlemagne by the end of May, I’ll look in to starting the self-publishing process with that series.

Finishing up Heir to the Firstborn, and coming up with something else for the Patreon.

Writing John Zebedee and the Elf-King’s Son for the Wild West Paranormal box set project. I’m looking forward to that one.

Starting either Blood Brothers or The White Raven: Morrigan’s Wrath. Which depends on which I sell first — Blood Bound or The White Raven: Morrigan’s Heir.

If I keep at this pace, and if there’s still an RWA to award the pin,  then by the time Nationals rolls around in 2021, I’ll be wearing a 25 romances published pin.

Considering that our current (questionable) President of the RWA only has five published novels in the same amount of time? Yeah, that’s kind of a big deal.

I still have a couple of days of holiday left. Monday morning, people go back to work and school, and I start making words again!

 

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