Priority no.1 is Reign Of The Wolf. It'll be out as soon as possible - first half of the year. I was reading through it this morning, noting things that need changing.
After Reign Of The Wolf has been published in eBook and paperback, the Omnibus Edition of the series will come out in paperback first I think, and possibly in eBook format too straight after (haven't decided about the eBook yet).
After that (second half of the year), I'm easy. I want to write Alice, Put The Kettle On, but I also want no pressure on me as I write it - no deadline. So that will be out whenever it's out.
In 2017, I'd like to write some shorter length stories (same length as Releasing The Wolf and The Witching Pen - long novellas or short novels that tell a whole story (standalones); hard-hitting steamy stories about love, sex and struggle, about the supernatural and fantasy, about life and death... I may not announce these as I write them. I may not tell you much about them as I write them, just that I'm working on a 'project', then you'll hear all about it on pre-order.
I have an idea for a spin-off series to Eye Of The Storm. No info on that yet - I'm still working out the details.
In 2017, I'd like to kindle my fire, building it from the nearly extnguished flame it's become, and let it burn brighter than before.
In 2017, I'd like to let go of personal struggle - let's face it, the world will be struggling enough, I don't need to carry the personal shit, too. In 2017, I'll re-emerge ready to battle whatever I need to (and there will be battles, I'm sure), but I'll do it my way with what's in my heart, and not under the expectation of what should and shouldn't be done. I'll stop listening to opinion. I'll start listening to my calling.
Lastly, in 2017, I'd like to stand up for freedom of choice. It's long been a theme in all my stories: choice, and the struggle for it. We always have choices. We always have certain freedoms. But we don't always have as much as we should, and the fight for it is always necessary. Fate might throw its kicks and punches, but how we act and react - that's all down to us. We are responsible. So let's be responsible. Life is not just about your own, but about all life; life of the planet, of the whole world we encompass and the people in it. When we fight for choice, we need to fight for all choice, not just ours. We need to fight an unselfish fight that benefits all, no matter how impossible it may seem. That's what's in my heart, so that's what I'll be doing somehow or another.
A million thanks to everyone who has been patient with me this year. I've felt a little fragile, but I haven't broken. It's hard to believe I did actually publish a book this year (Summer's End), because I've worked much more slowly than I ever have. I have no doubt the pace will pick up. I'm building the stamina though - no good picking up the pace if I'm just going to burn out again.
For those of you that have suffered hardships and struggles this year, my thoughts are with you - my heart is with you. But you're going to make it, because you're reading this blog, which means you probably read my books, and I write about hope. I write about winning that struggle. You're going to make it.
And so am I.
do that daring, outrageous thing
you always wanted to do,
but never got around to.
Then help someone else do the same.