Hello, my lovelies!
First post of the year and I’ve got so much to tell you!
I hope your holidays were wonderful and you had a bedazzling New Year. Mine weren’t too shabby and I ended the year off with a bang (!).
On December 29, 2015, I signed a three book contract with Soul Mate Publishing! The next book in the Order of the Senary series, BLACK BULLET, is slated for release in late summer/early fall and BEAUTIFUL LIAR (Dax’s book!) along with FURIOUS ANGELS (Kasen and Ronnie’s book!) are in the pipeline! *insert excessive exclamation points*
I’m so thrilled to able to share more books from the Senary world with you and hope you’ll enjoy them too. 😀
I’ve also started a newsletter with MailChimp. I’m still figuring the whole thing out, but if you want to sign up to keep updated about the series (along with anything else I’ve been up to), click the link below. It’ll likely be quarterly and I promise not to spam anyone (besides, I’m not sure what I would spam you with, haha). I’ll likely be doing sneak peeks, giveaways and the occasional author feature. 🙂
Sign up HERE.
I’m contemplating starting a Facebook group, but I’m not sure if it would garner any interest. We’ll see. 😉
I can’t complain too much about 2015. I published my first novel, worked my way through my fledgling year of residency, and settled into my first home. Met lots of new people, made new friends, and lost a few along the way. But I’m never one to stare too hard at the past and prefer to look toward the future. So, without further ado, here are my goals for 2016.
1.) Finish BEAUTIFUL LIAR.
Dax’s book is already nearly halfway written. I started it awhile back then decided to write Jon’s book (BLACK BULLET) instead. Now it’s Frosty’s turn for the spotlight! I’m hoping to finish at least the first draft before the summer (or before I start official edits on BB). I’ve got so much mischief planned for this one! It’ll definitely be sexier just by nature of the heroine (which I won’t reveal quite yet ;)) and Dax is certainly going to “rock the boat” with his brothers. I can’t wait to start working on it again!
2.) Study more.
Studying most days of the week is an essential part of being a resident physician (or at least, in my field). I’ve managed to juggle this pretty well for the most part, but I could always do more (I could always do more of everything, LOL). So I’m going to work a little harder at this so I can reach geniushood. 😛
3.) Get back up to six mile runs and thirty mile bike rides.
I’ve failed miserably at this. I do manage to work out at least 2-3 days a week, but it’s not enough (both for my body and my mood). I used to be in EXCELLENT physical shape before and during medical school and I’ve definitely fallen off the wagon. I want to feel good about myself again, both mentally and physically.
4.) Eat healthier.
NOT. I love junk food way too much. Besides, I eat relatively well anyway. See number 3. 😛
5.) Read more fiction.
I have a bookshelf and an eReader packed with novels. I want to try to at least read fifteen novels this year in between all of the above, which isn’t a lot for most, but it’s a lot for me!
And that’s pretty much it. I’ll be living in D.C. for a month next Sept-Oct for a class my residency requires, so I hope to explore the nation’s capital more as I’ve only visited once before. I don’t plan to do any traveling this year (short on the cash, big on loans), but I may do a short trip to Key West if hubby and I go stir crazy. We’ll see!
Do you make resolutions or goals for the New Year? If you do, I’d love to hear them!
And finally, thank you again, dear reader, for visiting and for sticking around during my wacky ride to publication and beyond. Here’s to an even better 2016!
I simply cannot wait that long for book 2! 😀 Signed up for your newsletter.
I wish I could make the process faster, Aleen, but alas I cannot. 😛 Hopefully it’ll be the summer!Thank you for signing up and hope all is well. ❤
Fantabulous goals and achievements. Go, you!
Thank you, Beth, I’m trying. 😉
Congrats again on the contract! So exciting. 🙂 I’m in awe of your goals and achievements! Rock on, Linda!!
P.S. Love the new banner, too!
Thanks, Maura! Hopefully I’ll complete most of them. 😉
Oooooh beautiful liar sounds awesome!! Can’t wait!!
Thanks, Angela! 😀 it’ll be done before you know it (hopefully, lol)
So happy for you on the contract!!! Now get writing…I can’t wait to read them. 🙂
Thanks, Sharon! I’m writing as fast as I can. 😀 Nothing like a deadline to get you moving, lol.
All the best to you my awesome darling x
Thank you, Shey! ❤ You are far more awesome. 😀
Nonsense doll. WIll have loads on my reading list now x
Nice goals! Take hubby with you on those bike rides and runs!!! Also Kaia! I can’t wait for the next book!
Of course I’m going to take him with me! We both need to be whipped into shape, lol, although not Kaia so much. 😛 Thanks for stopping by, Denise!
Fantastic goals! I definitely want to read more and finish writing book four of Jordan James, PI. Happy 2016!!! 🙂
Book Four, awesome! Looks like we have similar goals, Rachel. 😀 Thanks for stopping by!
Sorry to be late to the party! Such awesome news and can’t wait to read Beautiful Liar! I know you’ll meet all your goals and then some for 2016! Such exciting time 🙂
Congratulations on the book deal! Love all of your goals and wish you luck. I read 10 books over the holidays, I’m waiting for my edit back for my first Soul Mate publication, plus I finished another book which I’m editing for the moment. One of the ten books I read is Releasing the Demons and considering that I don’t usually read paranormal, this was me expanding my horizons. I loved the book and will be shortly reviewing it on Amazon and Goodreads. I try to review all the books I read, at leas,t those that I like. When I don’t care for them I just ignore them rather than give them a one or two stars. My mother taught me if you don’t have something nice to say, say nothing.
Belle, I’m so happy you loved it! And thank you for reading RtD and giving it a chance. 😀 Congrats on your SMP publication and good luck with edits! Looking forward to reading them both. 😀