Thursday, 1 January 2015
My Writing Year: A Look Back And A Look Forward
As I predicted in a year-end post last year, 2014 was my fiction year. I published four novels and two novellas, evenly split between my Toxic World post-apocalyptic series and my World War One Trench Raiders action series. I also wrote some short stories and got a couple accepted.
Nonfiction has been doing OK as well. I'm currently under contract for another military history book with Osprey Publishing, done pretty well with getting writing gigs on Elance, and broke into a couple of new magazine markets. Being a full-time freelancer is always a struggle, though.
So what's in store for this year? I'll be publishing at least two novels in each series, as well as a long-awaited sequel to A Fine Likeness, my Civil War horror novel. There will be a few other goodies coming down the pike too.
I also need to get in gear with promotion. I have yet to figure out how to market my books effectively. This sort of thing doesn't come naturally to me, and I don't want to be "that guy" who's always flogging his books. As a result, I tend to remain more quiet than I probably should. Any advice along those lines would be highly appreciated.
For my writer friends out there, how did your year go? What will you do different in 2015?
Happy New Year!!!