Thursday, 5 December 2019

2019 Recap

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As the end of the year is approaching, it's time for another recap. Compared to 2018, it was a less intense year in terms of books: I only released two, compared to four last year.

I opened 2019 with the release of Dragon Diplomacy, my first Middle Grade fantasy novel, which I did not predict to bring me many sales, and so it did indeed happen - but I'm still glad I wrote and published it, because it was a labor of love co-written with my two eldest daughters, and I immensely enjoyed working on it.

Then I shifted my focus back on working on the Frozen World series, and released The Breath of Earth, the third book of the sci-fi saga, in September. I am now working on book four of the series, which will be titled The Bloodthirst Gene, and while I don't have an estimated release date yet, it will definitely be sometime in 2020.

It was also a year of professional growth for me as an editor, with having such an inflow of work that I actually had to turn down several manuscripts - I haven't had to advertise actively for almost a year now, a vote of confidence from my clients which I appreciate beyond what words can express.

In the meantime, I also did quite a bit of self-education on novel serialization and expanding into the Asian market, which has been an ongoing learning curve, and on which I hope to be able to provide an update soon.

2020 is going to be another busy year with more writing, and probably two books coming out, more exploration of new markets, and more growth. I daresay it will be pretty exciting!