Adventures in Writing a Novel

Writing Announcements for 2017! #writing #amwriting #romance #author #historicalromance

short-life-changing-quotesHappy 2017 everyone! Wow. 2017. Where has the time gone? Seriously, seems like just yesterday we were all worried about Y2K . . .  and here we are now 17 years later.

So now that I’ve made everyone, including myself feel old, I thought I’d share with you all my plans for the “All About Writing” part of this blog in 2017!

Of course, you will continue to find posts weekly posts about writing every Monday, as well as monthly book reviews and author spotlights; however, with these, I’m also adding several blog hops and hosted giveaways.

In honor of these changes, I’ve added a “Book Specials” page to the website in order to keep you updated on current and future sales of all my titles. Make sure to check back often to score some deals.

Along with these changes, in 2017 I’m planning on concentrating more on building this blog and website by adding monthly newsletters, (don’t forget to sign up with your email today so you can start getting all my news, updates, and information all in one place!), and gearing up on adding members who are interested in joining my new street team “In Omnia Paratus” (coming later in the year).

I also have plans to do a bit of traveling this year attending more book events and conferences. I will keep my “Events” page updated with all the craft fairs, festivals, book signings, and the conferences I will be attending with my novels, so check back often to see if I’m going to be in your area. I’d love to meet you!

As for the books this year, while I’ve been on the schedule of publishing two books a year, I’ve decided to take a step back and focus on just trying to get one out a year. I will publish A Road Paved in Copper sometime this spring—probably sometime in May depending on editing. Right now, the novel is coming along wonderfully, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!

After the novel releases, I will put all my time and energy to my novel Another Tomorrow. Unlike my past stories, this novel will follow the two lives of a mother and daughter in two different eras. While my other titles have all been in the 60k-70k word range, the expected for this novel is about 140k-150k. This novel will, hopefully, publish in 2018.

Now, for the sad news. After some reflection on everything that is on my plate and my daily work load, I’ve decided to shut down Long Valley Press. I’ll still use the business name for publishing and selling my titles as I have a business license and tax ID numbers; however, I’ve decided not to continue with aspirations to publish titles for other authors. Hence, I’ve shut down the website, the Facebook page, and the Twitter page.

Well, that’s about all the announcements I have today. Happy New Year, everyone!

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11 thoughts on “Writing Announcements for 2017! #writing #amwriting #romance #author #historicalromance

    1. I’ve been on a roll the last three years, 2 books published in 2014, one in 2015, and two in 2016. I’m tired. Lol. I think one a year is a good break. I really need to get my attention back to my family and homeschooling my kids. Thank you! Good luck on your goal. 🙂

  1. You have so much on your plate, Miss A, I’m glad you’re doing what you need to do for your writing. Maybe your travels for book promos will lead you to Chicago some day. Would LOVE it!

    1. I’m doing a lot more for the non-writer part of my life this year. Speaking of which, currently, it’s set for the whole month of January, but it might be longer, I’m taking a break from Facebook and not even going on the site. If you need to get a hold of me then email me. I’m only writing and working when the kids are asleep. Once they wake up, the computer is shut off and put away. Today I got to get going on the garden instead of being stuck behind the screen. It was a nice change.

  2. Many thanks for following my blog Christina, I have search through your site right back to the beginning trying to find the about you page. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts along that journey. You now have a new follower, ME 😉 I think I can learn a lot from you along the way. Here’s to a great 2017 ✨💫✨✨

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