2015 – the year that was

As I read other people’s 2015 reflections, I struggle to put mine together. Writing wise, it was pretty slow. I sold Unspoken (which was later renamed to Her Sweetest Downfall) and was published by Blue Tulip Publishing in April 2015. It is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

As for the rest of the year, there was the usual family and work stuff, but I vowed to dedicate some time in promoting my works. I improved my website and worked hard on adding followers to my Facebook page.

For the later half of 2015, I spent a lot of time and money (Ssshh!) into promotion. While others failed, some succeeded.

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Her Sweetest Downfall saw its lowest Amazon rank of #27,811 and #47 in 20th century historical romance. I was very excited in seeing those results.

I started new projects and began working on a WIP called Grey Dawn. I was keen to write another historical fiction but after poor responses and sales, I decided to turn it into a speculative fiction, drawing some ideas from previous works into one.

2015 also marks the year I finished and sold my next release Rogue Agent to Limitless Publishing. I am excited to work with this new publisher and see where our new relationship takes us. Rogue Agent is scheduled for release on March 15 2016. I’m yet to receive my cover, but when I do, I’ll post it.

It appears 2015 was a better year than 2014 (You can read my 2014 reflection here), and I look forward to seeing what 2016 brings. I’ve never been one for new years resolutions but I have a few for this year:

  • Finish Grey Dawn
  • Obtain an agent
  • Make Rogue Agent a success
  • Work harder in promotion
  • Connect with readers
  • Network with other authors

I want to thank everyone for their support and friendship during the year. I’ve definitely increased my writer friends tenfold and I am very grateful to have met them. I joined a street team (S.A.S.S) who has helped me so much and I owe them everything.

What are your new years resolutions? Comment below.

 

 

 

 

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Local Media Mention

0e8fa8cd18ddcf51f5f259f2a5978dcdWell, this was a pleasant surprise. Back in June, I approached some local newspapers to add a little blurb about Her Sweetest Downfall. I heard nothing back so I figured that was that.

Tonight, I came across this blurb from the Parramatta Advertiser! Very happy but I wish they told me about it first!

Her Sweetest Downfall Schedule

her sweetest downfall mock 3 Her Sweetest Downfall will be released soon and I have the schedule given to me by my publisher. For the first time, I will have two books out this month (Edge of Tomorrow will come out the same week). This one, however, will be out April 28 with a blog tour on 29th April to 5th May.

I’m excited for this release as I’ve worked so hard on this novel, through blood, sweat and tears. I’ll post links when its out.