It's a new year and time for a new edition of Beautiful People, a a monthly blog linkup hosted by Paperfury and Further Up and Further In. This month is all about goals and plans for the new year.
It's a great opportunity to regroup and set your plan for success.
Was is your top priority writing project for this year?
In 2016, I'm looking forward to the publication of Afterlife and have already started book 3 in the series.
Great question. I really plan to focus more on marketing and blogging. When I first started writing, I was a closet writer. It was just a hobby that no one knew I had. After Aftermath was published, obviously, it was no longer my secret and I grew comfortable with people reading my work. But blogging was different. I find myself struggling to pick topics and draft posts, so I'll definitely put more effort into that in 2016.
Are you participating in any writing challenges?
I'll probably participate in the fall NaNoWriMo event again. Last year, I was focusing on editing Afterlife, so I didn't progress to the level I set as a personal goal.
Pick a character you'd like to get to know better, and will you achieve this in 2016?
The character of Molly Preston has always fascinated me. She is a very complex person with much history. I'd love to get to know her, but that isn't in my plan for this year. Perhaps she'll come up in a short story or novella in the future... but today, it's not my intention to do that.
What's your critique partner/beta reader situation like and do you have plans to expand this year?
I have been blessed to have a few great critique partners over the past few years, but a fresh set of eyes is always welcome. Any readers that are interested in being a beta reader, should contact me. I'd love to hear from them!