And on New Year’s Day I woke up at 10 am….
(well, after getting to bed somewhere around 2am and waking up at 6am to feed and shoot the cats, so it really wasn’t THAT much sleep…)
While part of me is sorry not to have been part of Party Central last night (I live within the immediate area of the fireworks display), I’m not sorry to have seen the new year in with my Seattle-area family.
And now – after I inform Boomer that leftover whitefish salad is NOT for kittens – I will finish the post-party-prep cleanup, and get down to the business of the day, which is indeed the business of the year.
First: to get the #willwrite2feedothers story posted.
Second: to kick the things still waiting on the Sylvan Investigations novellas and put them into production. Â Okay, that may have to wait until the 2nd, because New Year’s Day, and the minions negotiated it off. Â I’m such Â pushover.
Past today? Â Foremost in my mind is that SILVER ON THE ROAD will be published in 2015.
I have no idea how that’s gonna go. Obviously, I hope it knocks my career up another notch or three, but…. well. Publishing is a crapshoot where you play with someone else’s dice on a randomly-moving table. All you have is that one throw….
So yeah, this is also going to be the year I actually, actively promote a project to the point of possibly annoying people who read my social media regularly. I apologize in advance for that, and enlist your help – the wider news of the new book spreads (with anticipation/glee attached, natch), the lessÂ IÂ have to doÂ here.
More on that to come. Â Also the follow-up, as I write it.
Second and equal in my mind: settling into Seattle. Â This is an experiment as well as an adventure, and pretty much without an outline, blueprint or schedule. Â Updates as they happen, both here and in the Book View Cafe blog-series (the next one will be up this week).
Third, is to fill the rest of my editorial slots for the year (there are 8 left). Â That’s a B plot, but an important one. Â So if you think you might want to dance, it’s time to put your name down on my card… (is that too aged a reference? Â Tough, I’m keeping it).
And for the rest…. well, we’ll see how it all goes. Â There are a bunch of new projects in the planning stages. Â Some require a publisher to get on board, some will be done via Book View Cafe, some require publishers getting off-board, as it were.
No resolutions, but a lot of plans. Â And I keep writing, writing, writing…
How does 2015 look from your side of the screen?