Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Is Going To Be My Writing Year

Aspirations is the theme for YAtopia’s January blog posts, and I’ll mention my writing career goals for 2018.

My first writing career goal is having another series (or book) accepted for publication. One writing idea I’m working on is a YA Mystery/Thriller novel that is GONE GIRL meets Adam Silvera’s HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME. I’m also working on a YA near future Sci-Fi Thriller involving cryogenics, which is the catalyst for the main character and several teens each developing one superpower. I’d like to write some sort of quirky Middle Grade book as well—whether it is contemporary, magical realism, fantasy, mystery, horror, or even some combination of the various genres. I’m not sure when the Middle Grade idea will come to fruition, though. Furthermore, I’ve already had one YA Fantasy trilogy accepted for publication, which will be published by NineStar Press (the first book—IN THE NAME OF MAGIC—has a tentative release date of June 11, 2018). Hopefully, getting one series accepted for publication means I can get another series or book accepted for publication by a publisher that accepts un-agented submissions/small press.

Getting a literary agent is another writing career goal. I’m not opposed to publishing with a publisher that accepts un-agented submissions or a small press for a second series again. However, I’m still very much considering pursuing literary representation. The fact that one novel might be better suited for a publisher that accepts un-agented submissions or small press than a literary agent and vice versa is something I’ll consider.

My last career goal is having a successful book launch for IN THE NAME OF MAGIC when it comes out on June 11, 2018. I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunity NineStar Press has given me, and want to make the most of it. Ultimately, I’m looking forward to seeing what 2018 will bring for my writing. Anyway, happy writing, and best of luck with making submissions to all my fellow writers out there!!!

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