Happy New Year!

At last, 2017 is upon us! I am very glad to see the back of 2016, and I hope the door hit it on the way out.

I don’t usually do resolutions because I’m not sure that starting the year by putting yourself under pressure to perform is exactly the right thing to do. However, I do often have hopes and aspirations for the year ahead, so I’d like to talk briefly about what those are for me for 2017.

Firstly, I’m going to finish the second book of the Darkwitch trilogy. It’s going well so far, with a current first draft WIP word count at 48,284. I know where the story is going and how things will end at the finish of this book, and I know where we need to be at the end of the final book. But my aim for 2017 is to release the second book, and make Rise of the Darkwitch permafree!

Secondly, I’m going to opt out of KDP Select as of January 31st and open distribution of my book up to other retailers. I’ll be going Kobo and IngramSpark, to name but a few. So, I guess I need to figure out exactly how to do those things, too.

Thirdly, on a more personal note, I’m going to try and be less negative. Negativity follows me around like a cloud all the time, in my personal life and my professional life. I’m going to make a conceited effort NOT to constantly think the worst of everything. It’s time to look to the positives, no?

Whatever you want to achieve, go for it!

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