What a year 2015 has been!
2 books out, 2 book signings, a trip to New Orleans, half of book 3 written, and somehow managed to surpass my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 20 books, by another 10!
At the time of writing this book 3, Angel Tormented, is finished with a word count of 98,025 words. That's the longest first draft yet!! It's going to go through the editing process now - I expect it to lose quite a few of those words. I have quite a long editing process, which I will share in another blog post sometime, but as I've said before, it will be a June release at the latest. I am hoping that I can bring that back, but this is largely dependant on my beta readers, proof readers, and editors, and the workloads they already have.
In other news, I have started book 4, although it will probably be the summer before I can really tackle it.
For 2016, I'm going to keep a record of every word I write because I'm curious as to what the end of year word count will be. Considering I've already written about 60,000 words, I think this will also go up.
Reading wise, I've set myself the challenge of 30 books this year. My goal is to complete some of the series I've had on my shelf but never finished.
First up is The House of Night Series. According to Goodreads I got to book 9 (I thought it was 7), and there's 12 in the series. I don't know why I didn't finish it - maybe book 9 will give me some clues. I've just finished book 7 for the second time, but 2016 started off with 6.
Also on the list is the Beautiful Creatures series - a friend bought me the books for Christmas and I'm looking forward to reading these.
I'll be finished off with the Chicagoland Vampires books. I love these books, but life got in the way and I've had the last four delivered on pre-order, but sat on the shelf unread. The final book in the series is out next March, so I'll probably finish off the year with that.
What are you reading this year?
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