Sunday, December 11, 2016

That time again ...


This year's flown by (I'm sure I say that ever year) and it's been an exciting one writing-wise, and my most productive to date. Since joining Bookouture I've finished two of the three novels I've been contracted to write, and it's been so enjoyable, knowing there's an end result; that my books are going to be published and (hopefully) read!

The cover reveal for the first in the series was posted on social media this week, and although the book won't be launched until 2nd March, it's now available to pre-order on Amazon. It was exciting to see - I have to keep pinching myself.

I have to write book three next, and as it's going to be set around Christmas now would be the ideal time to get going, but I've only just finished book two and MUST do Christmas for real first. I've done nothing so far, and there's a big old tangle of fairy lights with my name on them. I'll probably bin them and buy new ones as usual ...

Whatever you're doing, I hope you remain tangle free.

Have a wonderful Christmas, and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

7 comments:

Maria said...

I'm feeling much the same. Too much to do in too little time.
I can identify with chucking the lights out!

Good luck with promoting your book.

Karen said...

Thanks, Maria :o) I managed to untangle the lights with my daughter's help!

Sue Blackburn said...

Great news about the book Karen. Congratulations. Oh well done on untangling the lights. It's when you manage to finally untangle them and then the b****y things don't work anyway ... Just managed to get my cards written accompanied by Christmas music so feeling quite Christmassy. Perhaps I'd better get a Christmas story or two done for next year ...Watch this space ;-) xxx

jebjork said...

What a lovely cover Karen, can't wait to read the book. And a Happy Christmas to you too.

DAB said...

Loving the front cover image, I forsee a sweet smell of success coming your way :-)

Have a wonderful Christmas Clarkey and all the best for 2017. Keep up thy good work now. Tommoxx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

What a great year, Karen - many congratulations on the three-book deal! I can well imagine you'll have to (reluctantly?) set aside the writing for a while at this time of year.

Karen said...

I must admit there were a few blown bulbs when we finally got the lights on the tree, but have stuffed them round the back out of sight!. Good luck with all your stories next year, Sue :o) xx

I do love the cover, Jebjork, and I hope you enjoy the book :o) xx

Thanks so much Tommo! I'm going to try and work a gnome or two into my next book ... Have a lovely 2017, hope you're still painting (or at least being creative in some way) xx

Thanks so much Rosemary, I'm missing my characters now I've had to leave them, and looking forward to getting stuck into the next book in the New Year :o) xx