I’m not a big fan of the whole new year thing. It makes me want to go hide out in a cottage on some icy northern loch in Scotland, miles from anywhere. But I’ve got to admit 2014 was significant. I got published. I sold some books. I made some amazing friends. I’ve had some of the sweetest conversations ever about This is Not a Love Story and was floored when people told me it had changed the way they thought about homelessness and the kids they see on the street. These are things that made my heart hurt in a good way.
This year I have two stories coming out with Dreamspinner Press and one with Harmony Ink Press.
Innocence is due to be published sometime in March-I’ve just finished edits on it and although I don’t think it’s as emotionally heart wrenching as This is Not a Love Story, I did have one editor tell me it left her in tears quite often.
After that is The Glass House with Harmony Ink sometime in April/May.
And then Falling with Dreamspinner in May/June.
My aim for 2015 is pretty low key. I’m not pushing and pushing to finish the next and then the next. I’d rather let the stories I want to write spread their wings and grow, and for that I (and they) need time. There are two I desperately want to finish this year- Foxes and All Cats Are Grey. And I’m considering self publishing both. Mainly so I have control over pricing and publication dates.
Both these stories mean a lot to me and both will consume me utterly while I’m writing them. Foxes is my baby right now. It’s about a homeless kid who is searching for his best friend’s killer. And somehow it’s managing to be one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever written. I’ve had some really positive feedback on it so far so that is really spurring me on 🙂
All Cats Are Grey is about autism, synesthesia and falling in love. I have over half of it written.
I’m sure I will probably write more than these but I’m keeping space in my calendar to write for the Goodreads free fiction picture challenge sometime May/June too 🙂