Happy New Year! This might seem to be coming a bit late, but this is my first post at Embracing Romance in 2015. I waved a fond farewell to 2014, the year I became a published author. My Regency novella, Just a Kiss, released in April, and How to Beguile a Duke, a full-length Regency, came out in December.
I don’t usually make resolutions for the new year, but this year I did set some goals. On a personal level, I vowed to be more active by making sure I take a minimum of 12,000 steps each day (as measured by my Fitbit). I also made a promise to unplug completely from all electronics for a minimum of one waking hour per day. This is challenge for me because I frequently feel the need to check email, social media, etc. But, I realized how important it is for me to be in the moment when I’m with my family and friends. By the end of this year, I will have three teenagers in my house, and I’m very conscious of how fast the time is passing and how soon they will be going off to college.
As far as writing is concerned, I’m juggling several projects in 2015. The sequel to Just a Kiss will release this year with Entangled Publishing’s Select imprint, and I will also have two books in a new Regency mystery series releasing from Entangled Scandalous. I’m also going to dip my toes into self-publishing this year with a novella that will be part of a Regency anthology in the later half of 2015, and if I can find the time to write it, I might also test the waters with a novella set in Imperial Russia.
What are your goals for 2015?