I don’t know about you, but it’s been a rather eventful year for me. Between passing the engineering exam, moving house, graduating university, and landing my first job, I’ve had more than a few things on my mind at any given time. It’s been an ever-pivoting mix of excitement and disappointment. Overall, it’s been just plain exhausting.

However, I had one major writing accomplishment in 2019. In November, I finally took part in NaNoWriMo, an experience I’ve anticipated for four years. I wrote over 50,000 words for book 3 of The Faeland Legends, for which I am absolutely thrilled. I hope to complete the first draft by summer’s end so that November 2020 can be dedicated to book 4. Yes, I’m planning ahead. I’ve found that seems to be the primary strategy that works in life. It certainly did in college, and I expect it will continue to pay off.

If 2020 unfolds the way I hope it does, I will finally release book 2, Flamerider, around September. That’s the plan I’m pursuing, anyway. For those of you who read NeverSeen and have been anticipating the sequel for months and years on end – thank you for your patience. University is no small hurdle. Now that I’m past it, I hope to write, edit, and publish further installments at consistent intervals.

I hope you are well and boldly making goals for 2020. I’ve definitely got a list of my own I intend to pursue. As the adage goes, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way to make it happen – maybe not in the timeline you would prefer, but you can make it happen all the same.

I believe in you!