Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Best Laid Plans For 2016

Have a completely unrelated Baldur-cat!
It's like he thinks it's his job to keep me from writing.
This year feels insanely busy. I'm not sure it actually is, but my work is front-loaded in the first 4-6 months, so it FEELS like I am being crushed under the weight of ALL THE THINGS. In reality, once I get to the other side of March, I'm sure I'll feel a lot better. In the meantime, expect it to stay relatively quiet on the blog. I'll try to update once a month, or more if there's something noteworthy or exciting to report, but mostly my nose is going to be firmly pressed against the grindstone until late spring!

HOWEVER, a promise is a promise, so here are my goals for 2016!

There are two big manuscripts that I need to draft, plus one for funsies:
  • What I like to call The Mysterious Book Three (because for the life of me I have no idea what to title this yet) for Lake Union, to be published under my Amalia Carosella name. (I'm 62K words in and counting! huzzah!) 
  • Orc 3. (Planning for a 2017 release!)
  • The Dream is that I will finish both of these books and then have time to work on my random contemporary romance (Sully and Kate), just for the love of writing, once my biggest obligations are behind me! I am not 100% sure this will happen, but I hope it will! The Universe keeps putting this book back under my nose, and I'm dying to dive back into it.
You can also tack on all the writing stuff I said I wanted to do last year and didn't. I think that's just a couple of novellas -- Ullr's story, a Marcus short story for Fate of the Gods, and maybe someday Ra and Athena will get a chance at my attention again. Plus I have two more Bronze Age Greek Myth books I'd love to write, but I think it's totally unrealistic to put them on any docket before 2017/2018.


  • Without question, I am sure I will be editing TMB3!
  • Orc 3 (naturally)
  • But before both of those: Hippodamia and Pirithous's book, TAMER OF HORSES. This is a book I am dying to wrap up and get out into the world. It'll also be published under my Amalia Carosella name when the time comes -- but that when is pretty up in the air right now, so while it's a priority for me, I don't now how that is going to translate in terms of release date, yet. Stay Tuned!

This year, the first weekend in March, I'll be attending ALBACON as a guest! Albacon is going to be my only Con this year, so if you want to see me, this is your best bet until 2017! I'll be taking part in the Writers' Workshop pre-Con and hopefully maybe doing some panels and a signing, so I'll be full time at the con on Friday and Saturday, for sure. Hopefully I'll see (some of) you there!

And of course, BY HELEN'S HAND (Helen of Sparta #2) will be releasing May 10th!!

Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3)
Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) * Postcards from Asgard * Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand
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  1. Best of luck on all your plans for this year. ^_^ I have some sort-of ambitious plans of my own, but I'm still working stuff out. I'll be happy if I can write everything that I want to and not hate it when it's done, though.

    1. Amen, man. I would love to be able to let go of the not hating it part. Or at the very least the not-second-guessing-every-single-word-while-in-process part. I wish you all the best on your plans!!


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