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I'm usually pretty optimistic as each new year begins... but we all know how last year tore us up, so this year I'm CAUTIOUSLY optimistic. I'm always hopeful things will get better, and I'm up for the challenges. Though I'm not one to cower from change, I don't enjoy it, especially so much at once. In 2020, my writing waned, but I can't complain--I've been doing pretty well dealing with the rest of life.
As we start a fresh new year, I hope you are healthy, happy, and hopeful!
Besides re-publishing most of my books in 2020, I was determined to publish something new... and I did it, barely. (My post title goes with my latest Un-Princess novella.)
GERTRUDE, the nerdy princess
Un-Princess Novella #4
by Tara Tyler
High school can be tough for teenagers, but it’s nothing compared to Princess School. Especially for an awkward, overweight, nerdy princess who likes to read.
Princess Gertrude wants to be a great Queen someday, so she endures the daily torments of the frilly princesses. Until they go too far. With her emotions and clothes in tatters, she runs away into the haunted dark forest—not that she believes in such things. But what she finds there will teach her more about courage and leadership than that ridiculous Princess School ever could.
paperback on Lulu $4.99
Would love to send you a FREE copy for a review
(pdf or signed paper--let me know!)
After discovering some new "improvements" at Amazon, I have to do some fancy dancing to get the e-book done, as if the normal hoops and hurdles of self-publishing weren't exasperating enough. Plus all the joys of adding it to Goodreads--another fun-filled, hair-pulling-out experience. It's a good thing I love to write--I'm used to overcoming obstacles, and I can apply it to my characters!
This year, I'm not going to be specific on goals, considering last year's list was a waste of time! I just have a bunch of hopes:
- I hope to finish CONDUCTION Pop Travel #4. I'm half-way through the first draft and decided one of the events needs a major rewrite--I was taking the easy way, and easy = boring, so...
- I really hope to get out and do some live book events this year
- I hope to find time to read more and write more
The end. Keeping it simple. I'll post updates here, which helps remind me to keep at it!
How did you do for writing in 2020?
Have you made any goals or have hopes for this year?
Getting it done in