2022 has beena bit of a whirlwind--in writing and in other parts of my life too.
Once again I had three books scheduled to release ... and they all did! Destination: Romance came out in June, starting off my three-book Roadtrip Romance series. In September, I added another novella collection called Love in Any Season. And this month, my second Roadtrip Romance, Roadtrip for Two hit the market. Whew! Even though they were all several months apart, it still added up to be a lot. But in a good way.
This gives me a total of NINE releases now. I can hardly believe it. But what else have I done?
Well, sometimes I look back and feel like I haven't done much else at all. But it's not true.
I wrote my novella that releases next February. I snagged a contract for a Christmas novel which will release next October called My Mama Dated Santa (pretty stinkin' excited about that one). I also have the promise of two more contracts for releases in 2024: a novel called For Better or For Granted, which will release in March, and a novella collection called A Match Made at Christmas, coming October 2024.
I hammered out a short story, which was in the Christmas freebie from Scrivenings Press for its newsletter subscribers.
I was also able to write a book! At a few points this year, I wondered if that would happen. But I kicked it into gear in July, took advantage of Camp Nanowrimo, and did it. I finished a manuscript I'd started several years before, and finished it. It's called Maid in Love right now, and is set in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN. Title may change down the road, but I'm just glad to have it done.
My goal had been to also write Must Love Jane. I even reread all of Jane Austen's books to be ready for it. But I haven't found the time for that one yet. So 2023 is going to get that pleasure. Because it WILL happen. I have so many scenes for it in my head already. How can it not?
With me taking on a second part-time job in the summer, and then also adding some editing to my workload, I haven't had as much time to write as I wanted. But I'm still working. Still making sure I have books releasing. And still relishing the fact that this dream is a reality.
What was your favorite book of mine which came out this year?
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