What’s Next?

Now that my first novel is all done, I’m excited to move on. One of the things I’m moving on to is book 2, a continuation of Dark House, so I’m not totally free of that world. But the fact that I’m excited to write another book is promising. It’s a ton of work, and crazy-making work at times, but I love it enough to keep writing.

Goal 1: Get Back to Blogging – I gave up on blogging around when I finished the first draft of Dark House. I felt like I didn’t have anything useful or interesting to say. Now, I feel like I have so much to say I could blog daily. I’m very excited to write about the entire process of writing my first book–why I made the decisions I did, how I felt at each stage, what I’ll do differently next time (a lot).

Goal 2: Sell, Sell, Sell – One of my big, crazy writing goals is to make a living from my books. I know promoting Dark House will be an uphill battle. I should have been promoting it before it came out–blogging on a regular basis would have helped. I’m also not big on social media, so there’s not going to be a whole lot of promotion there either. I’ll figure it out.

Goal 3: Write like it’s my job – If I want to get anywhere with this writing thing, I need to be more committed to it. I am highly prone to quitting. It’s a miracle to me that I haven’t quit writing, even though my progress seems incredibly slow at times. I have no excuse not to write every day (but I’m sure I’ll come up with something :/). I might even force myself to use writing prompts, which I’ve always hated.

So, as per usual, I have lots of big plans. Only time will tell what I can accomplish.

Dark House is currently available on Kindle and will be in paperback in a few weeks. Click here to buy/read a sample.