One Writer’s Journey

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year

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2019The year never ends quite as expected.  Last year, we planned to borrow a friend’s kids and cook hot dogs in the fireplace before watching movies.  The main stack pipe clogged and my husband finished snaking it about 45 minutes after they got here.  Fortunately, Mom came too and our college son was home.  We ultimately had a great night but really?  Things could go as planned.

This year we planned to be out of town at the lake in the woods.  But this weekend was also the end of deer season.  Hiking seemed like a really bad idea so we stayed home.  Again, we had a great weekend but it wasn’t the weekend we planned to have.

Still, we make plans, even writing plans.

Cozying Up with My Cozy. Ironically, this nonfiction author will be continuing to work on fiction. I started drafting a cozy mystery this year and, as much as I’ve done, I’m a long way from a finished draft. It feels odd as a nonfiction author to spend this much energy writing fiction but I’ll get over it.

Pitching a Series. Not that working on my cozy means that I’ll be giving up on nonfiction. Recently I saw a publisher with a call for nonfiction series for elementary students. I’ve pitched single nonfiction books but never a series so this is going to be a learning experience. It’s a good thing I like learning to do new things!

Graphic Novels. As if one series idea wasn’t enough, I actually have an idea for a second nonfiction series. I don’t have a specific publisher in mind for this one so I’m going to have to explore publishers as well as learn how to write these books.  Why learn how to write the books?  This series will consist of graphic novels. How many graphic novels have I written? Zero. More learning!

Add to this my blogging, my work-for-hire and all the other things that I find myself doing and I’m sure 2019 will be a busy writing year. Cozies, nonfiction series, and graphic novels – oh my!

So what are your plans for 2019?


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