Time to post my last update of 2018. I started my news post just about a year ago. Tomorrow starts a New Year, 2019, and good riddance to 2018. Did anyone have a good year last year? (Yuck!) Hopefully better times are ahead.
I’m still waiting to hear back about Virtuous Souls from publishers. I’m hoping no news is good news. There are a couple of publishers who have had it for a while, and I’m hoping they’re interested. I’ve had a few rejections, of course, but people have been very positive. Stay tuned.
With Virtuous Souls this year, it is shortlisted for three Chanticleer awards (science fiction, romance and fantasy) and I plan to go to their conference again. I am also submitting Virtuous Souls for some other awards. We’ll see what happens.
I have a draft of the sequel of Virtuous Souls done, and a good start on my mystery/romance. So the fiction writing is moving along. Once the books get into draft, they start moving along much faster. I’m enjoying the editing process, and will be teaching a college class this Spring.
Finally, as of today, I have 5,500+ Twitter followers. Not too shabby, and quite surprising, given my cluelessness around social media. I’m hoping I might have 10,000 followers by this time next year. Stay tuned and follow me at the addresses below. I have been a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of people wanting to be writers, but amazed by the interesting and enthusiastic people I’ve met online.