Monday, January 2, 2012

2012: Crystal Ball or Maybe 8 Ball

Hmm...crystal ball or 8 ball? That is the question.

I'm scanning over my blogger buddies and seeing everyone listing their 2012 goals. I wasn't going to, but you know, what the hell.

2011 had me outlining tons of ambitious goals. Reality (at least as we perceive it) and medical issues put a damper on most of them.

I did not take over the world, but I did edit the second Telomere book and get it to my publisher. I did outline the first two books of a new series and start the first one. I almost finished the third Telomere book. All the other goals went to the crapper. (Shh...if you press your ear to the speakers, you can hear the faint sound of flushing.)

Okay, so I'm not really going to make "goals". I have a lot of deadlines that aren't goals, but expectations and commitments. I don't think I'll have time for goals above them.

So, here are a couple exciting things I am for sure doing in 2012. I'm participating in a couple blogs. The second "Fun Friday" of the month, I'll be hanging over at author Sandra Sookoo's blog, Seeing is Believing. Once a week I'll be posting on the new blog endeavor, The Writer Limits (actual day still TBD).

There's also the SFR Brigade Pitch Tournament coming up, I believe it officially kicks off on the 7th, but you can read author-submitted pitches HERE. I'll keep you posted on this once it gets started.

*Rubs hands* Let's see...what else is there?

Oh, yeah, I've got some books releasing this year: ECHOES OF REGRET (April) and ENDING OF ETERNITY (October), Books 2 and 3 of the Telomere Trilogy. I also have the first Interstellar Intelligence Agency book, CASE OF THE SENSHI PEARL coming out in December.

I'm flirting with the idea of self-publishing a short novella I've had tucked away in the electronic "closet". It's not romance, so wouldn't fit with my awesome publisher, Desert Breeze. Yet, it also wouldn't really fit in straight SF. The story is a SF Mystery with a 1940s type feel. Right now me and self-publishing are just making oogle eyes at each other. I'll let you know when I make up my mind. There's a lot of work to self-publishing and I'm not sure if I'll have the time to properly dedicate to it all.

What do you all have planned for 2012?


  1. Hi AR! It looks like you have a lot in the making for 2012! I've got a few goals too, guess I'll get them on the blog soon.

    Self pub? well maybe you could, but there are lots of epubs that would love your work, if you decide to not go the self pub route.

    Happy New Year!

  2. LOL... you're probably right, Kaye. You should put your goals up...drink the "2011 Goal Blogging Juice", my friend.

    Re self-publish...I do and I don't. I lean more towards the don't side, but then I think about the whole querying process and groan. All I want to do is write, but if the querying process is the only reason I'm not, than I probably shouldn't self-publish.

    Being lazy about the publishing process is NOT an excuse to Self-pub...and the amount of work I'd have to do to prepare something for self-publication is a lot more work and would take MORE time away from writing.

    So, I'll probably buckle down later and prepare the query and sample chapters and whatnot.