1. Work more consistently on Magic Man. It’s a great story that has a lot of potential. I’d like to actually finish it this year.
2. Reorganize this site. Things have become a mess. I need to organize pages better so people can find the content they want, including the free stories.
3. Finish editing work on Written In Stone and release it in Q1 of this year. What was a Culture Wars novel is now a novel in the New World Rising series. Basically I’m splitting the series in two – the Culture Wars series will continue to detail romances during the war, while the New World Rising series will talk about the politics leading up to the war. I’ll explain everything and post a detailed timeline of events when I have everything in place.
4. Rewrite promising old manuscripts. On my computer I have six or so completed novels, all needing massive amounts of work. My style has evolved over the years, and these works need some serious TLC to reach my standards. I want these books out, and so my resolution is to rewrite, thoroughly edit and release/submit to a publisher at least 2 of these this year.
5. Write another Culture Wars/New World Rising novel this year. I love these books. They mean a lot to me and I love working on them. I want to keep them coming on a regular basis.
6. Write at least two novels of 60,000 words or greater. I wrote two novels in 2013. There’s no reason I can’t keep up that pace.
7. Release at least one F/F novel or novella this year. I’ve concentrated on building my M/M fanbase so far, but I love F/F fiction and reject the notion some people have that it doesn’t sell. My free lesbian fiction consistently ranks up there with my free M/M fiction in terms of downloads, and I want to release a novel for all the people who love stories of two women in love.
8. Keep up with reviews and reduce wait times. As an author, I love to read, but I regret to admit that some of the lovely people who offered titles for review have had to wait several months for their reviews. I’ll try harder this year!
9. Get at least one novel published by a small press publisher.
I love the control I have in self-publishing, but there are times I would love more help, especially with editing and cover design. I want my works to reach a wider audience, but finding the right publisher is key. I resolve that this will be the year I finally do it.
10. Listen to my readers. Your input has been key all along. Your feedback is crucial to Infinite Love. I strive to be approachable at all times, and I never respond negatively to honest opinions. I’m still learning a lot about this industry and my readers, but every comment and every review you make is heard. It’s my policy not to directly respond to criticism because I wouldn’t want my words to be misconstrued, but some of the more difficult reviews I’ve read have actually been the ones that improved my craft the most and challenged me to do better. I want to thank you all and wish you a Happy New Year.