What’s Up in 2017!

Gosh, it’s already January 1st of 2017. I’m in a totally trippy space right now but I am happy and healthy. Like I just completed this 22 day challenge of 22 push-ups per day plus a Jillian Michaels’ kickboxing work out. Friday was the last day. The results were so amazing for my body, mind and soul that I’m doing it again starting tomorrow.

Anyway… So regarding my writing plans for 2017, I don’t know the full extent of them yet. I just put the LOVE in the USA series to rest and I have to tell  you it’s pretty emotional for me. But you know, those characters are all living happy and productive lives and they’re asking me to please take the spotlight off of them so that they may continue forward in peace. 🙂 I’ve started a new series, different than the one I started mid-November. See… I had been struggling with what to write. To make a long story short, a few days ago, I scrapped 11k hard won words and started a brand new story. I plan for books 1 and 2 to be released by March 30th of 2017 and book 3 to be released by April 30th.

And then after writing those books I’ll see what I should tackle next. I might start a new romantic suspense series with T.R. It’s easier to get books done with 2 people writing them. Also, I’ll see how The Sterlings series goes. I might write three more in that series and try to connect the main character to one I created in the LOVE in the USA series. You know I love connecting my worlds.

So… I have a lot to think about it. I just don’t want to overwhelm myself with plans. I do want to refine my voice. I would love to start on my story again after I finish this post but instead I think I’m going to watch a Tina Turner concert that I ordered from Amazon–or maybe a Whitney Houston Concert. 🙂 I’m in the beginning of this story and as you know, it is the hardest part to get through. I’m building the foundation and it has to be solid.

Yeah… I think I’ll work a little. I have to create The Sterlings, which means form the characters in the family. I have to write out their personalities, good qualities, bad qualities and how they relate to my main character. I should start doing that now.

I think I want a glass of Merlot now… Last night we toasted the New Year with Perrier L’Orange while watching House Hunters on HGTV. This year when 2018 rolls in I think I want to be doing something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life! 🙂

I hope you’re around next year at this time. And may your next 12 months be filled with love, happiness and purpose.

And so without further ado, HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Much love <3