I write posts for several blogs each month–and this month I’ve been tending to mention in most of them that it’s July already. The year 2017 is half gone already. Time certainly passes quickly! Do you feel the same way? What happened to the first six months of this year?
The two books of mine scheduled for publication this year have already come out. BAD TO THE BONE, my third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, was published in May, and PROTECTOR WOLF, my eighth Alpha Force paranormal romance for Harlequin Nocturne was published in June. I’ve met deadlines for books scheduled to come out next year and am coming up with ideas for more.
Since I became a full-time writer, every year is somewhat the same, at least generally. I write a lot and spend time on the computer learning more and promoting what I write. I attend chapter meetings and conferences held by writing organizations and meet up with friends. I spend time with my husband, too. I play with my dogs. I travel now and then.
Every year is different, too. What I’m writing changes. I’m not currently writing Superstition Mysteries, but I have started a new miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense called K-9 Ranch Rescue. The first book in that miniseries, SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER, will be a March 2018 release. And my fourth Barkery & Biscuits Mystery will be a May release. Will I have another Harlequin Nocturne published? Possibly, but it will be the last one since the series is ending.
Another thing that’s different about this year is that I haven’t been able to attend meetings of the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America as often as I usually do, thanks to a knee injury. But I’m improving and hope my ability to get to the meetings will improve, too.
So how has 2017 been going for you? If you’re a writer, what have you been writing? If you’re a reader, what have you been reading?
And does this year seem to be going especially fast for you, too? Think about it!
Linda first novel was the 1995 Love Spell time travel romance A Glimpse of Forever. Since then she has published over 40 novels—mysteries and romances, including paranormal romance and romantic suspense.
Linda has two new books out for 2017. May 8th will see the release of BAD TO THE BONE, the third book in the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series. On June 1st, her book PROTECTOR WOLF (Alpha Force) a part of the popular Harlequin Nocturne series of paranormal romances will be published.