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.
Gail’s Daily Tea Party
Tisane of Nifty
Quote to Sip
“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”
~ Saul Bellow