I often begin the new year brimming over with excited anticipation of all that the next twelve months has to offer. Perhaps it's just the relief that the maelstrom of Christmas is over! (Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas and the lead up to it, but somehow I always end up too busy and sleep-deprived.) But this new year, this 2018, promises to be very interesting indeed.
To start with, I'm looking forward to two publications of work that I edited last year. The first is Affirmation by Susan Hoddy, which is the third in a series of paranormal romance novels which have kept me and all her readers enthralled for the past three years. It was so great to work with Susan again, and her books are in my local bookshops. It's a real thrill to see them whenever I'm in there!
The second is Survival by Rachel Watts. Set in 'a post-climate change world' it's speculative fiction at its best, and it's right up my alley. I thoroughly enjoyed working on it, and I'm excited to see it in print.
I'm also doing edits to my own novella, which may or may not be novel-length by the time I finish, with the view to publishing it this year. I can't wait to share more news about that as it comes to hand.
On another personal note, I'm diving right into research for my PhD novel and exegesis (that's a fancy name for a dissertation) and it's so, so interesting. I'll definitely write more about that in the months to come.
And finally, this new website! I suppose given that this is my first blog post, I should have listed the website first. Oops. Anyway. I'm looking forward to writing more on here, and having a place where I can share my editing and writing endeavours. I'd love for you to follow along.