End of year updates

So, I know this year has been quiet on the blog front. I had a number of personal issues to manage this year. I have come to the conclusion that 2018 can more or less suck it. I appreciate each and every one of you that have stuck with the long haul and the longer silences. The quiet was not entirely my choice. With that being said, 2019 is around the corner. New year, new goals and new horizons to pursue. Onward and upward, right?

I have a few housekeeping mentions before we move forward into the new year. The website will be getting a facelift soon. I will be adding some new functionality and you may see some new options when you drop in to visit. I am starting the revision phase of Fate’s Divide. I am excited by this particular book. Readers, the final draft may be a little longer than you’re used to. New characters will be featured. For those of you that met Layla last book, you will get to know her a little more. I hope you enjoy. Target release will be mid-October. Expect an online release party like we did with Guardian’s Redemption and signing at Gathering Volumes. That was a blast and I would love to see each of your smiling faces. I am hoping in 2019 to get myself into a few more events and adventures as the year progresses.

This year’s Nanowrimo was a different experience. I coached a few people new to the insanity of Nano. (Shout out to Mia, Eunice, Jordin, and the H&L Writes gang. I’m going to start dubbing y’all my NanoCrew ❤ This does not include the Toledo peeps I spent 2-3 days a week with. Jamie, Cass…I’m looking at you.) I was very proud of their successes and discoveries as the month went on. I hope they enjoyed the writing process as much as I did coaching them.

I think that’s it for housekeeping notes. I would love to hear from you guys about things you would like to see on the site, features, ideas. My inbox is open. I hope your holiday was wonderful. Mine was good. My husband is a ninja. 🙂 He has added to my gothic angel collection–a purchase which usually affiliated with our wedding anniversary. I had no idea. He’s a sneak.

Many of you have seen me mention the H&L Writes teams. Well, they have featured me in the month of January. You can check out that write up here. If you are a writer trying to find a direction or a community to work on and hone your craft, I could not ask for a more supportive group of ladies. It is the best ten dollars a month I’ve ever spent. You can learn more about membership and what you get by going to their site. I’ve made some valuable creative friends and it’s a great outlet–even if you’re in the “OMGIMSOFRUSTRATED” revision phase I am about to enter. Seriously. Go do it.

With that being said, I hope you all are faring well. Tell me about your holidays in the comments. Tell me what you’d love to see in the new year ahead. Until next time guys, take care.

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