Wednesday, 7 January 2015

IWSG: Coming up 2015



IWSG is an excellent way to share your insecurities and other feelings with a supportive group of fellow bloggers. Actually it is so much more and I'm just grateful to be a part of it.

2014 had it's ups and downs but now it is a new year. 2015 will have it's own good and bad and I plan to embrace it all and 'keep moving forward.' That piece of quote from the Meet the Robinson's movie has such a motivational message. Also it doesn't hurt that it was also part of a quote from the legendary Walt Disney. If there was anyone who knew the special love between an artist and their creation through various forms of art, it was him.

The Missing Girls Series

This series will have it's first book out in March. Where is Sarah? will be followed by four more novellas with the final one actually being one of the girls from the previous novellas. Which one? You will have to wait and see because the final book will be the only one without a cover reveal before it's release. Yes the final book cover will be revealed on release day in June. This series will be written in verse and reconnect me with my poetic side. Poetry is one of my favourite forms of writing but is one I have not been quick to share. Which is ironic since it was the first form of writing I was paid for. This series is also important to me because I feel it highlights the plights of people who go missing. Not only that but I hope to share the various ways teenagers can go missing. It is not just bratty runaways but a serious issue that needs addressing. I'm not writing this to push a message but if it presses home that a missing person is important, I'm okay with that. Right now I'm dealing with promotion and among other things I have the hashtags down. #WhereisSarah #themissinggirlsseries #tmgs. I am sure the second one is a handful because of all the 's' but #tmgs is the shortened version and easier to type. Also the cover had an error because I had mistakenly left the 's' off the 'girls' on the subtitle. But the designer was kind enough to fix it for free. You can visit her on Facebook via Cover Lust Designs. Here is the corrected cover.


Everything Else

There is also The Sacrifice Series which I am hoping to do this September. This series is YA Dystopia and not in verse. All will be self published along with Snow (stand alone novel) which I have decided to move to next January instead of this Summer. Also there is blogging, my freelance and ghost writing work. Not to forget time to relax and have fun which for me includes reading and going to the movies. My goal for this year is to accomplish tasks that I can and to let go those I can't. Plus I want to surprise myself.

What is my insecurity you might ask? It is how I will accomplish all this. But I also know the answer. By...keep moving forward. Happy 2015 and I am so glad to be back.

6 comments:

  1. You're taunting us!
    That is a really cool cover.

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  2. Love, love the cover.

    Much for you to accomplish, but you will.

    The missing girl series sounds intriguing.

    Running away (a way for teens to go missing) is no easy business - coming from a former runaway teen.

    Happy New Year, Sheena.

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  3. That's great you are getting back to your writing roots with poetry. And very nice of the cover artist to fix the mistake.

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  4. You have a lot to accomplish, but you can do it! Good for you for setting big goals!

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  5. I love the cover it is beautiful, it sounds like you have a lot to accomplish but I am sure you can do it. :)

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  6. Pretty, is wonderful to read that series in verse!

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