Another new year, in the shadow of Covid, but with the development and distribution of vaccines and medications, hopefully 2022 will have much brighter prospects for us all.
What are your plans?
I’m still trying to learn marketing for my debut novel I launched last March – A Charming Bequest, as well as working on a new project – a series of picture books for children. A series might be a challenge – however, I can work on one or two initially and see how they are received! I have a focus group of little people in my family, aged from 1-8 (as I write), who are willing critics giving me honest feedback for my initial prototype.
The concept behind the children’s stories is to provoke discussions between the adult readers and the children and prompt them to put forward their own ideas and try them out – take action.
I also hope to get writing another novel this year. I keep jotting down ideas for it and I’m sure I can get working on it soon. At least I’ll try very, very hard! Once I start writing, and getting into flow, a story will emerge. My intention is to create believable escapism for my readers – we can always do with escaping sometimes, can’t we? Focussing on a character’s life for a while maybe stops some of us overthinking our own issues, don’t you think?
Whatever your goals and intentions are for the new year, I wish you a very happy, prosperous and productive 2022.