Ending the Hiatus
Hi everyone! I'm back!
Well. Sort of. I'm on vacation this week. Real vacation, as in "No screens that need cheaters unless absolutely necessary." The font size on my laptop is large enough I don't need cheaters, so here we are.
For those of you who missed the big news in the newsletter and in my Facebook group, I'm starting my journey as a full-time author on January 3, 2022. Until then, I'm avoiding screens like the plague and getting real sleep, with actual dreams!
I forgot how much I dream about dinosaurs. They've evolved, though. Now, instead of being trapped in my grandma's house by a pair of T-Rexes, I'm working at the dinosaur zoo down the street (when there's a power outage - still a nightmare, but closer to home). Maybe my lizard brain hears the zoo lions and dreams dinosaurs? If you have a theory, I'd love to hear from you!
I know, you didn't click the link to read about dinosaurs. You want to know more about what's coming in 2022. If you read The King's Physician, you're in for a treat. I've expanded it to a full novel, Stone of Power. Since it's the first book in the Farbonnur Elves series, I also introduce Velden (series main character) and give Faraki (his sidekick, who also finds his happily-ever-after in book 5) more of a role. The romance is still between the two humans, but this story, and the series, is about the elves and the blood mages who want to harness their power.
Farbonnur Elves is a six book series, and I plan to put out a book every two months. I also want to get back to Haunted Hollywood for the second installment, and I would love to write the sequel to New Year Not You in time for the 2022 holidays. That's eight books in one year, which seems truly insane. I'll be writing 3 and editing (with huge chunks of rewrite) 5, so maybe not as (or even more?) crazy.
I also plan to travel this year, or so I hope! Nothing huge - trails and parks, a trip to Minneapolis. I want to experience myself as someone generous with time. I've been generous with just about everything else I have to offer but miserly with time. Now, I'm going to do my best to spend time with the things I love, starting with my books, of course, but including my family, friends, and the LGBTQ+ writing community.
What new experience will you have in 2022? What skills will you develop next year? These are the questions that matter to me, not pounds to lose or minutes to exercise.