The Best Laid Plans…

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I would be willing to bet a lot of hard-earned cash that a good many of my faithful readers (both past and present) have been a bit, shall we say, exasperated at my publishing pace over the past few years. Sometimes I’ll publish fast, other times slow. Last year was a drought year and this year hasn’t been too terribly bad. It looks good on paper, because I’ve refreshed/rebooted over a dozen books this year.

New content? As of today, September 16, 2020, I’ve only published two new books this year (Quarantined with the Billionaire and In a Haze). The third is scheduled to be released on October 23 (the long-awaited final book in the Nicki Sosebee series). Hardcore readers have been waiting a VERY long time for this book. I apologize for the wait but I promise you it was worth it. You’ll have to tell me after you read it, but I know you are going to LOVE it. (BTW, I’m still accepting ARC signups. If you’re interested, you can check it out here: https://forms.gle/rzgXe29EvsNVnaii7.)

All that (meaning when to expect new content from me) is going to change. I’ve been reading lots–about the craft of writing itself, marketing, and then just some stuff for fun. I’ve been experimenting and learning lots and taking notes as I go and one thing I learned was from bestselling author JA Huss (side note: she has a couple of video series that are AMAZING! I might be an established indie writer, but I learned soooooo much from her!). One thing that made a huge impression on me was when she spoke about consistency. Readers appreciate that (who doesn’t, right?), and they like knowing what to expect from writers. Before her words hit me smack between the eyes, I figured my whole problem was not getting enough exposure, but now I think it’s more than that. I think she’s absolutely freaking right–and I’m taking her advice (I doubt you’ll ever see this, Julie, but I wanted to let you know I am indebted to you for your invaluable wisdom!).

So here’s the plan. I don’t have the dates completely nailed down yet, but I want you to know what to expect from me. This is my tentative schedule for the coming year:

October 23, 2020: Front Page News, Nicki Sosebee #13 (BTW, here’s what’s up with Nicki if you missed it)
November 2020: Feverish #3
December 2020: Small Town Secrets #5 (I’m not sure I’ll have it ready by this date, but that’s what I’m aiming for!)
January 2021: Stripped (tentative title–standalone)
March 2021: Shake Me (Rock Stars on the Rise #1)

More to come, of course, but I hope you caught the pattern there. I’m going to try to give you a new book every other month. That’s my way of saying THANK YOU to all my faithful readers. Thank you for sticking with me. Thank you for reading my words. Thank you for everything.

After those books, what’s next? I have more books in the Tangled Web series and the Codie Snow series to write. I also have a royalty trilogy, a couple of standalones, and lots of other projects planned for the future! But that’s a list for another day! 🙂

What do YOU want to read next from me? Is it on my schedule? Or do I need to add something for you? Just let me know below!

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