August is Read A Romance Month! Now that’s an event worth celebrating–and I’m late to the party. Well, I’ve been a bit busy, in revisions on one book, finishing another, plotting another, and…where has this month gone?
To give you some ideas for your next favorite romance full of men in kilts, I’ve partnered with some fellow Scottish Historical Romance authors to bring you some of their favorite locations in Scotland, many of which they’ve used in their books. You can find Part 1 of the article on HEAUSAToday! There will be more next Monday, as well, so if you, like me, are watching Outlander and are yearning for a trip to the Highlands, or if making that trip has always been on your bucket list, you’ll want to check that out!
And while you’re at it, look for these books at your favorite bookstore!
You might find a new favorite book, or new favorite author–after me, of course! Enjoy!
How do I sum up a year in which I achieved a lifelong dream and became a bestselling, multi-published author, with even more books under contract?
So where do I go from here, now that I’ve checked several major items off my Bucket List? Quit while I’m ahead? Not likely!
Keep on keepin’ on…
I still have “authorly” goals to achieve And I’ve learned a few things along the way. SoI’ve organized new goals into this OUT/IN list, based on what I think didn’t work, or what could have worked better, during the past year. Some of the IN list might also work for you, but I’d love to hear your ideas as well!
Procrastination At least two hours a day spent writing books
Endless Social Media Targeted social media and my monthly Newsletter
Blog tours My blog
Book signings ‘Signed book’ prizes for my Readers & Newsletter Subscribers
Do it all myself Hire an assistant
Do it all myself Street Team
Do it all myself Collaborate on marketing with other authors in my genres
Traditionally published Hybrid: traditionally and indie published
2 books a year At least 2 books a year
Write in 1 genre Write in at least 1 other genre
Too much sitting At least 3 hours of exercise a week
What do you plan to change for the better in 2014?
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Whatever your goals may be, I wish you a happy, healthy, productive and prosperous New Year!