It doesn’t seem long ago that I was sharing my writing plans for the first quarter with you, and I certainly haven’t reached the goals I set myself then. The extended UK lockdown and kids at home struggling through online learning has set me back, but it doesn’t help to dwell. Spring is here, or at least it was for a day or two, and it’s time to move onward with a positive attitude.
Achieved so far
Evie’s Song has reached the beta reader stage for the second time having had a 20k word extension. It is still just shy of the 50K mark so I envision this to be a novella romance series.
Silent Sea Chronicles is now complete and available to listen to in audiobook form.
Thanks to Motion Kitty I have this great cover animation to share.
Writing plans for the 2nd Quarter of 2021
The Mermaid Hotel Romance Series
Finish and publish book 1 – Evie’s Song.
Finish and prepare to publish book 2 – AJ’s Legacy.
Complete book 3 and plot out the remaining 4 books in the series.
Expand the lead in story to offer to newsletter subscribers.
The Starlight Prophecy Fantasy Series
I haven’t touched this since last year so I’m itching to get working on it again.
I need to complete the prequel and get it off to beta readers. I would love to do this asap, but I am heavily invested in the romance series at the moment.
Write the lead in story to offer newsletter subscribers when the prequel is ready for publication.
New Fantasy Series – Shadow Hunters (working title)
I came up with this idea quite a few years ago and have recently revived it for my online writing group. They are all enjoying the characters and the story, so I want to keep planning and working on this book and see where it leads.
Short Story Anthology
Over the years I’ve written some short stories that I’ve really loved in a variety of genres – romance, ghost, thriller, fantasy etc. I’m feeling 2021 is the year to share them with the world. Plus I want to include the lead in stories from my fantasy and romance books. It’s an exciting project I’m looking forward to working on.
Other tasks for this quarter
I need to work on Amazon sales pages and blurbs. I’ve decided to try to remove Silent Sea Chronicles from the YA category – I think 13 year olds will be happy to read it, but I don’t feel right marketing it to all children of that age.
The dreaded tax return is due, so I can’t ignore that.
Keep reading writing research books and share the ones I’ve found helpful on my blog.
Keep sharing book reviews of the fiction books I’ve loved.
I think that is about it for now. I know I’ve set myself a long list again, but it’s always good to have several options on the go, it keeps life exciting.
What are your plans for the second quarter of 2021?
Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic fantasy and heart-warming romance
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