As I wake up and wipe the sleep from my eyes, I can’t help but check my social media. Isn’t this the way of modern society?
I see stories of hotel fires in Dubai, recounts of what happened in 2015, and a lot of looking back. For me, this day is about looking forward, about looking at the possibilities waiting to be achieved. It’s about preparing to get down to some real hard work.
My goal for 2016 is to release a book each month. I’m not sure if I can do it, but my backlist is long, and much is “almost done”. From the last two books of the Wolf of Oberhame series (gladiators, woot!) to the Eternal Combat series (all about girl gamers, and the men who see nothing wrong with that). I have a few pet projects I want to spend some time with, like the science fiction/fantasy mashup which begs the question of what makes technology.
Needless to say, with a project list consisting of almost 35 books, I have the potential to actually DO this. The question is if I’ll get the time and the inspiration. Thanks to the Spotted Horse Productions team’s amazing work, I also have to realize that by pushing, I’m not just asking myself to “knuckle down” but also the people who make these books possible. From the trusty group of beta readers to my cover artist and editor, I can be demanding, and I know it. No matter what, they always come through to make my books shine. I plan to spend this year appreciating that a little more.
So, yes, 2015 is done and gone. It’s time to move ahead, to wipe away last year’s excuses, and be the author I always wanted to become. It’s time to get down to work. Hopefully, my readers will appreciate it.