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Six Year Indieversary

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It’s that time again already. Six years. SIX. I didn’t think I’d be making a sixth one of these posts. Looking back on last year’s post, I was extra pessimistic. And I failed on most of those goals. Ha. In the last twelve months, I’ve had seven releases (boo, less than last count) and only four of those were full-length novels. Colour me unimpressed. Although I did finish another series, so that makes me happy. (And I did spend a lot of time studying the craft-and a new language-so it’s not like the entire year was a waste).

So, what’s next? Some real life stuff is changing for us, so that will effect how my publishing schedule shakes out. This is why I still haven’t announced any new releases.

I just deleted like seventeen paragraphs of this blog because it got too personal, but the gist of it is that last year was tough, and I had lots of times when I seriously thought I’d never finish another book. The reasons don’t matter. I’m just focusing on what I can do.

So, I’ve tentatively set myself a goal of writing a million words this year (works out at less than 3k words a day). I found a nifty little spreadsheet by Svenja that helps me keep track. (I chose the Agent Carter design because I have a weakness for Enver Gjokaj a matte red lip). It’s a bit mad (’cause I’ll still have to edit those million words), but I’ve never actually kept track properly, so it’ll be interesting even when if I fail miserably.

My goals for the next twelve months are mostly to publish the little stockpile of Ava world stories I have going on (I added another one to my list of things to write yesterday. I have issues, and I really need to cut that shit out if I ever want to catch up), and to get back to my Cursed wolves. I’d love to work on a new trilogy that I’ve been sidelining for about four years now, but there aren’t enough months in a year for the amount of stories I end up wanting to do. But we’re all triers around here, so I’ll crack on with things I shouldn’t do anyway. 😉

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7 Comments

  1. Sasha Sasha

    Happy Indieversary! Are you writing another book in the Cursed series?

    • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

      I’m planning on a couple of books in that world – different main characters though and Perdita and Nathan will be adults. The first book is the Harbinger story I’ve already written. Amelia might get her own POV, but I haven’t fully worked out all of the details yet. I’m hoping to publish Harbinger around Halloween, so wish me luck. 🙂

      • Sasha Sasha

        That was the first book/series from you that I’ve read, so I can’t wait!

        • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

          Cool! 🙂

  2. Jessica Barefield Jessica Barefield

    I LOVE the Ava Delaney series and LOVE that you actually take the time to expand the characters in their own stories. It makes everything more interesting and adds depth to the characters! And shows understanding on how they act towards each other example: *wink wink, Peter and Phoenix* I’m excited for all the new books and hope everything is going well with you! Thanks for sharing the worlds in your head with me!

    • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

      Thank you for the lovely comment, Jessica!

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