So here we are in March, last month of first quarter. I’ve been pretty quiet as far as publishing this year so far.
There’s a reason for that. I’ve been writing my fingers off. By the end of March, I plan to have nearly 400,000 words in first draft format. And boy, do I have some amazing new things coming.
My romance pen name is rolling merrily along. I publish every month with a group of authors under that name. We write short story contemporary romance, and I’m having a ball. I’m ahead at the moment, working on my project three months out. Which for me, is great.
For you all, you’re like… uh, hello? Where’s all the things you’re supposed to be writing under Lisa’s name?
Well, those are coming. The Dragon Thief is in production. I have two new series that are also coming out this year that are in active production as well. I kept trying to fend them off, but I was dreaming about them. That’s when you listen to your subconscious, folks. It was time to get those series started. I’m really glad that I have. It’s given my creativity a boost.
I also, as I told you all earlier, have changed up how I’m working. I have goals. LOL, a lot of them, actually. And what I have finally figured out is that I need to write more words to reach my goals. So I laid out a plan, and I am working the plan. There are a few hiccups, mostly because I can’t write 24/7 as I’d like to. People in the house need to eat. Be taken places. Laundry. Thing like that.
So that is what I am doing. Focusing on getting the words going. I recently upgraded my Dragon dictation software, and dusted those skills off. That’s helping, although it’s not like riding a bike. You need to put some time in to be efficient at it if you’ve not been dictating for a while.
What can you look forward to? After I share with my newsletter folks, I’ll be sharing the cover and snippet from my new book one that is debuting at Denver Pop Culture Con. There may be more than one, but I am making no promises.
I have a new paranormal romance also coming out in May that I’m working on with other authors, and this one promises to be really fun. That’s on the schedule for the next week or so.
I’ll have at least three new series this year, although I’m not tying myself down to dates at this point. But it’s time for all three of them, so you’ll be one of the first to hear and see the covers! I can’t wait to share them with you! Sitting on covers is one of the toughest things for me because I am always so in love with them.
There’s more – but I’m not willing to say anything more. I feel like my head has a non-stop hamster wheel in it. It’s always going, and while that sounds exhausting, it’s exhilarating! Just an update. Just to let you all know that I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. I’m working, and my creativity is flowing, which is absolutely marvelous. I’m really happy with the things that are in the pipeline, and I can’t wait to share them with you all!
Not much longer, I promise. Now it’s back to work for me!