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Do you make resolutions?
I don’t like to think of them as resolutions, but I do make specific goals every year. The difference is in the planning. It’s easy to say, “I’ll lose weight this year,” but if you don’t create a workout plan and change the way you eat, it probably won’t actually happen.Of course, I usually make a lot of plans around my author life. And the biggest one I have for this year is to do more to build my reader community (that’s you!) and put out more content. And as such, I’ve decided to make a few changes with my newsletter schedule. I’ve been sending emails every other week, but I’m going to change to weekly updates.Week one – I’ll tell you about what I plan to do this month or what I’ve accomplished recently. And I’ll include something about my kids or my dog or something else about my life.Week two – You’ll get some behind the scenes info about my current project. This might be a deleted scene, a character bio, or the intro to the first chapter.Week three – I’ll share one of the stories I’ve posted on Medium this monthWeek four – I’ll talk about the books I’ve been reading and link to my recent blog post with my book thoughts.Week five – (If there’s five weeks in the month) Something special like a discount code or price drop on one of my backlist.*If this isn’t something that interests you, I totally understand. Inboxes get full quick, so if you’d like to be moved to a separate list that only receives updates when I release a book, just let me know.
Writing News
Plotting: This week I’ll begin the groundwork for my next project. All I have right now are the vibes, but I think it will be great. Writing: Working on short fiction for both and for my patron’s monthly reward. Editing: So much editing going on. I’m in the final pass for All Things Point to Hell vol. 4. This week I’ll finish the 2nd draft of my cyber horror and begin the 2nd draft of the third witch book. And I’ll be doing the first read of the fourth witch book next week. Launching: All Signs vol. 4 will be out on February 29th. I’ll be sending the preorder link soon. And I’m figuring out the finer details for the next two witch books since they’ll both be out by the end of the summer. 
What are your new year’s resolutions or goals? I’d love to hear about them. Thank you for reading!