December 31, 2012

My Goals for the New Year...Literally Speaking are the writing goals I hope to accomplish in 2013.  As you can see, I'm very optimistic!

  • Publish Man of Her Heart to conclude the Brian and Olivia saga...hopefully by Valentine's Day.  I will also publish a 3-title bundle at my eStore with all books in the series...including Save The Best For Last and Something Real.  This conclusion will be a shorter book than the first two.

  • Publish Love Will Follow before winter's end.  This novella, which I'd laid out years ago, features a minor charcter from Isn't She Lovely?, the co-worker of Tracy's named Tierney Simmons.

  • Publish my first women's fiction.  I just changed the title, since someone recently published a book with a similar name, but it's still too early to publicize it.  This is am ambitious project about long-buried secrets coming to light and the effect on the present day.  I hope to have this one out by the summer.  It will serve as the introduction to a small-town series I'll be starting...which brings me to--

  • Try like the devil to have the first book in my small-town series published by year's end.  I've been working on the plot for this one since Michael Jackson's untimely death 3-1/2 years ago.  If you're wondering what the death of a superstar can possibly be related to a small Southern town, you'll have to wait and read the book!  All I can tell you is that it's a writer's mind at work.

  • Publish at least three backlist Arabesque romances in eBook format.  I've had most of them scanned and have proofread them.  Because many of them connect to characters I'm writing about now, it isn't necessary for me to update them; that will only mess up the continuity of the timeline.

Wish me luck...and Happy New Year, everybody!  Have you set literary goals for 2013?  Feel free to share them with us in the Comments section!


Anonymous said...

I shall be holding you to these aspirations Bettye. Good luck in your undertakings.

bettye griffin said...

I'll try mightily not to disappoint you!