Wow, it’s almost 2019!

How was your year? Did it go by quickly for you? Slowly?

For me, 2018 went by both quickly and slowly. Some good things happened to me in 2018: we bought a house, our son got married, and 2018 was my most successful year so far as a fulltime author (all because of you!). But some bad things happened too, like major illnesses and deaths to people we are and were close to.

Last year at this time I posted a blog of my goals for 2018, and I’m afraid I fell way short of those lofty goals I had set for myself. But I did manage to publish four books in 2018, doubling my publishing output for the previous year. Those four books I published this year were: Followed, The Vampire Game, Hope’s End: Ancient Enemy 3, and Evil Spirits: Ancient Enemy 4. It was sad to finally end my Ancient Enemy series, but I’m also excited to move on to other projects that I’ve been wanting to work on.

Even though I only published four books in 2018, I got a lot of writing done. I completed the first four books in my upcoming post-apocalyptic series, and I’m halfway through the fifth book right now. I also completed the second book in The Exorcist’s Apprentice series, and I hope to have that one available in either late January or early February.

And here are my writing goals for 2019:

  • Publish the first five books in my post-apocalyptic series.
  • Complete the sixth and seventh books in that series.
  • Write and publish the third book in The Exorcist’s Apprentice series.
  • Write the sequel to Sightings.
  • Write and publish at least two standalone thrillers.

I also want to begin work on a thriller series I’ve had on my mind for quite a while now. It’s about an FBI consultant – but she’s no ordinary consultant. That’s all I’ll say about that one.

I plan to read more of the horror novels from the list of 100 Greatest Horror Novels that I posted a few years ago. I’m getting close to being halfway through the list.

As far as screenwriting, I’m still taking a break from that. I was contacted by someone in the industry about one of my books, and hopefully something will happen. But in the meantime, I’m going to keep focusing on my books.

I will try to be a little more active on my blog, and I want to add my blog posts to my newsletter. I want to make at least one post a month in each of them (hopefully more). I will continue with the monthly Writing Tips throughout the next year, and I’ll try to share more articles about writing and horror subjects. I will also post my best-of list for my Halloween blog. I’m not sure what this year’s best-of list will be, but I’ll come up with something.

Thank you so much for being here with me. Being an author is a dream come true for me, and it’s all because of you. I’m so grateful, and I just wanted to thank you. I hope you’ll stick with me and my blog in 2019.

Please feel free to comment – I would love to hear from you!

Until next time . . .

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