Mid 2018 report

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I’m writing this post in case anyone out there is wondering what the hell I’m doing 😀

2017 was a busy year for me. I put out quite a few new books (Enemies Like You, A Gathering Storm and – written 2017 but released early 2018 – Tribute Act).  I also reissued all 6 of my Samhain titles with new covers and put out audio versions of the Enlightenment trilogy.

This year? Nada.

Zilch.

Am I close to releasing anything?

Um, no.

Am I writing?

YES. Not as much or as diligently as I would wish, but yes, I am writing. I am working on a project I’m in love with and I have other things I want to work on too. I am hopeful I will release *something* this year, but I’ll have to see how it goes.

I look back on the last 7 years, and I marvel at how hard I drove myself that whole time.  10 novels and a handful of a novellas and all while working my job and raising two boys. For most of that time, I worked to agreed deadlines on book after book. There was always something I *had* to do writing-wise. But this year, for the first time in a long, long time, I’ve had no firm and fast deadlines. No writing commitments. No obligations.

And I’ve just sort-of… breathed.

So, that’s where I am. I *am* writing still. There *will* be more books. But I’m not sure exactly when…

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4 responses to “Mid 2018 report

  1. Adrian

    Hello Joanna,
    It’s fantastic to read an update from you! I’m glad you’re taking that breather and hopefully enjoying the writing process again (the schedule you were keeping sounds grueling…and burnout-inducing). Frankly, I’m delighted to see that you are indeed writing. Take your time. Enjoy your family. We’ll be here when you decide to publish something.

  2. Gail

    Hi Joanna,

    I love your work! Found you through the delightful Mr. Winterbourne in the Another Place in Time (my favorite story there), and am hoping you continue the adventures of Lysander and Adam. Your Enlightenment series was absolutely fascinating (all 4 books—I adored James). And… ok, I admit it, I am obsessed with the models you used for your republication. I’d ask if there’s anywhere else I can find them, but that’d be too silly, yes?

    Anyway, love your work!

    • Hi Gail – thank you! It’s always a little boost when someone tells me they’ve enjoyed one of my books 😀 ❤

      The models are indeed *rather* pretty, aren't they? They were sourced by my cover designer, the very talented Natasha Snow. Pretty sure they're stock photos and I've definitely seen "Murdo" on quite a few other covers. Not sure about "David" though…

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