2016 was not a good year for me or this blog (and as I hear it, it wasn’t a good year for a lot of people). But that’s over now! It’s a new year, and it’s time to start it right.
It occurred to me that I haven’t updated the blog in a while, but I didn’t realize quite how long it had been. At this point, we definitely need an update! I haven’t released anything since THE NEEDLE’S EYE in September 2016, and I haven’t mentioned that I’m actually still working. So! Let’s get to it.
First, I thought it might be nice to redecorate the blog a bit, and I hope to get to that soon. It started with NEVERMOR, but now I have many more books than that, so I want the blog to be aimed toward all my books instead of just that one series. It’s still my most popular series to date, and NEVERMOR remains my most popular book.
Now for a current update. I’ve been working on two things lately: DARK DEPTHS, my long-awaited retelling of The Little Mermaid, and LOVE THE BOYS, a modern horror about doomed love.
Currently, I’m posting LOVE THE BOYS on Wattpad as I write (user name Lani_Lenore) in hopes that more people will find my work, but honestly the fruits of this have been rather low (slowly increasing lately, but low). So, it may not last, even though I do plan to continue writing it, and then I’ll publish it in turn. So if you haven’t checked that one out, do so! The first part of it is complete (as an estimate, that’s probably 1 part out of 4) but it’s FREE!
For DARK DEPTHS, I’m still editing and finishing the manuscript, but it’s close. It’s my intention to finish up and have it ready for publishing in a couple of months. My original aim was for March 2017, but I’m not sure I’m going to make that deadline. Once finished, I want to build it up a bit and have more of a plan for marketing instead of just saying ‘Hey! It’s ready!’ Whatever the case, unless I feel that I can’t make it happen, it should be out this year!
I also have a rather short Nano novel that I wrote last year, which is far from ready, but it’s proof that I’ve done something new! I hope to continue working on new material this year. I have a lot of ideas that have been in my head for a long time, and I really need to get those out before they rot. I want to get back into this and take it more seriously again. I know I’ve been slacking, but things are still happening, and I hope you are all still with me!
I’ll keep you updated! I hope you’ll check out LOVE THE BOYS and I hope you’re excited for DARK DEPTHS! These two works will no doubt help me get this year started right!