Looking ahead to 2018

2017 was a strange year for me, with a fair few ups and downs. I’m looking forward to doing things a bit differently over the next 12 months. I want to write more, connect with my readers more and spend less time getting pointlessly angry at social media. So what’s upcoming?

Lesbian fiction

Tis not quite the season any more, but if you’re desperate to hold onto the time when snow meant good things rather than a pain in the ass commute to work, then Happily Ever After This Christmas might be a lighthearted way of keeping the memory alive. I had great fun writing this and it was one of my high points of last year.

I’m working on a lesbian divorce story and honestly, I’m not sure how well it will go down. It’s not a comfortable read, but I think it’s an honest portrayal of many relationships. The one thing I have learned from 2017 is don’t publish something unless you’re absolutely sure. I’ll be thinking a bit longer on this one.

 

Lesbian Book Bingo

If you’ve been living under a rock, then you might not have heard about Jae’s Lesbian Book Bingo. It’s a fun way to read more of the books you love, branch out into some subgenres that you’ve never considered before and have the chance to win goodies along the way. Even though I’m probably not eligible for prizes as one of my books (Dirty Little War) is included, I’ll be playing along simply because it’s a great way to read more.

Check out the suggested reading list for January: Women In Uniform

 

Urban Fantasy

I have a (very) rough first draft of Book #4 in the Lazarus Hunter Series completed. There are still several subplots I want to interweave, but that’s not on my plan until March at the earliest. After the slowest of slow burns, things between Elizabeth and Monica reach boiling point.

Over the next few months I’ll be thinking about how to give back to fans of this series. Most likely it will be in the form of beta copies (where you’ll have chance to feedback and influence some plot points), free novellas and maybe some deleted scenes. If I move the series away from Kindle Unlimited, which is a definite possibility, then anyone on the reader team will get copies of the full series for free.

The planning is still in the early stages, but if you want to jump the queue and get involved then let me know at ckmartin.author@gmail.com, especially if you’ve already left a review on one of the books.

So that’s my rough plan for 2018. It’s staying flexible because I have some major personal life changes on the way and I refuse to beat myself up this year for things beyond my control!

Wishing you a happy, book-filled 2018!

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