What one professional author accomplished in one year…
I mainly do these posts for accountability reasons, Gentle Reader. They really won’t be interesting unless you are super nosy.
But for the nosy amongst you, here is what I did to stay afloat emotionally, mentally, and fiscally in 2019…
Gail Carriger’s 2019
I continued working with most of my same wonderful contract workers, Kelly my assistant, Starla my cover art designers, Shelley and Flo my line editors (copy/proof), and Sue my developmental editor. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of them if you’re an author who needs work done, check them out! I updated my Contact Page to include them.
- Retreats 3
- Releases: 3
- New fiction written: 1
- Non fiction written: 1
- Presentations: 2
- Events: 7
- Rewrites: 2
- Major business crisis: 2
- Unexpected illnesses: 3
What I did differently:
Cut back on travel, focused of non-fiction and retreats, tried to do more regular FB Lives to stay in touch because I was doing fewer in-person events.
What I learned:
- It’s better to write something new than try to revise old projects.
- YA and middle grade is a challenge right now.
- Non-fiction is time consuming and very difficult to write.
- Even with regular videos people will still make an effort to show up to a signing.
Top 9 Instagram Images of 2019
Top 5 Blog Posts
- What Happens After Reticence?
- 16 Future Writing Projects I Might Try AKA Authors Don’t Need Your Ideas
- Gail Carriger’s Reading Wheelhouse: What I Hate, What Turns Me Off, What I Won’t Read in BOOKS!
- A Very Personal Interview ~ Gail’s Out Front Pride (Q&A)
- Reticence: Two Covers, Pick Your Favorite?
Top 3 Tweets
My favorite outfits of 2019:
2020 Here I Come!
And now here’s a video with some of my goals etc… for 2020.
Yours looking forward to a productive 2020,
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BOOK DE JOUR?
Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident featuring Alexia & Conall’s first encounter!
In this short story Alexia Tarabotti attends what seems to be a dull London party, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog.
- Defy or Defend featuring Dimity
- Need to know what Gail is writing right now? That’s in the Chirrup.
Gail’s Daily Tea Party
Tisane of Nifty
An Agent Explains the Ins and Outs of Book Deals
Quote to Sip
“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”
~ Saul Bellow
Always good to see The Cat. 🙂 And yay for productivity (mysteriously, I had a year with no illnesses At All, a first for me; I used to get colds every winter).