by Katherine Kingston
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!
Let’s face it, 2016 sucked in a lot of ways, so here’s hoping 2017 is a better year in every way.
I don’t generally make new year’s resolutions, by I do like to take stock of the year gone by and look at the future, setting goals for what I want to accomplish in the next one. This past year has been one of turmoil and transition in my writing life. I cut back my hours in the day job to have more time to write, but other things managed to steal too much of my attention.
The turmoil with Ellora’s Cave has been a continuing thorn in my side, but in the past year I’ve finally gotten back rights to all of my books there. Much of my time this past year has been devoted to getting some of that backlist ready for re-release. Now that all of the Suburban Dominants books are out and available, I’m getting my Medieval historicals, the Passions series ready to go. I hope to have the first of those, a short story titled Daring Passion ready for release by February with the three lightly connected novels, Ruling Passion, Binding Passion, and Healling Passion, to follow.
One of the bright spots of the past year has been working with this wonderful group of authors known as The Naughty Literati. Much of my new output over the past two years has been for these anthologies. My novella in the Spring anthology is a re-release of one that was in an Ellora’s Cave anthology a long time ago, but summer story will be all new.
This year I also hope to get out at least one new novel and possibly a second. One of them is close to completion though I hope to interest a traditional publisher in it, so there may be a delay. Keep an eye on my website at http://www.katherinekingston.com for updates. Better yet, sign up for my newsletter and you’ll be among the first to hear of any news on my releases.
You've been working really hard. Getting rights/backlist up and running is a full time job, let alone writing new material. Congratulation!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Yes, it is, and yes, I have! Thanks for visiting, Cait.Delete
2016 was truly awful. Hopefully 2017 will be better. I feel your pain, Kate, as I'm in the same boat with EC. Finally got Amazon to take down my books, but they're leaving the print books up. Grrrr.ReplyDelete
Yup, 2016 was a downer of a year. I'm doing all I can to make 2017 a better one. It's been hard to stay motivated to write in the kind of turmoil we've been through, but I'm feeling more energized about it now.Delete