What can one author accomplish in a year? 2019 in a nutshell

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.

Numbers Game

  • 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

  1. What Happens After Reticence?
  2. 16 Future Writing Projects I Might Try AKA Authors Don’t Need Your Ideas
  3. Gail Carriger’s Reading Wheelhouse: What I Hate, What Turns Me Off, What I Won’t Read in BOOKS!
  4. A Very Personal Interview ~ Gail’s Out Front Pride (Q&A)
  5. Reticence: Two Covers, Pick Your Favorite?

Top 3 TweetsGail Carriger Cruse Tweet

My favorite outfits of 2019:

2019 Gail Carriger Outfits

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,

Miss Gail

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Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident featuring Alexia & Conall’s first encounter!

Meat Cute The Hedgehog Incident Gail Carriger Free Download


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.

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One Response

  1. Rhiannon Lynn said:

    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).

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