Preparing for 2014

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This little honeyeater has my sympathy. That’s exactly how I feel about already facing 2014. Where’d 2013 go?

Actually 2013 was busy. Everyone seems to feel the same. So much happened, so many changes — changes that were mostly about squashing more into our lives. I feel like I need to take a deep breath before I plunge into a new year.

But who has time to breathe?

I want to write a series of romances set in my fictional North Carolina coastal town of Fathomsfy. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks researching the setting (beautiful) and letting the characters evolve in my mind. I have a trio of siblings and they’ve surprised me by insisting on bringing some mystery to their romances. So 2014 may be my year for a foray into writing romantic suspense.

Before I begin, however, I’m been ambushed by a Christmas story set in my Australian coastal town of Jardin Bay — have you noticed how much I enjoy creating communities? Best fun! At first I thought I could write Sami’s romance after spending some time with my Fathomsfy characters, but as I thought through the story I realised that it would have to culminate in an Aussie Christmas. The demands of publishing schedules being what they are, that means I have to get “Home to Stay” written NOW if I’m to have a chance of releasing it for Christmas 2014.

See what I mean about no time to breathe?

Are you thinking of 2014? Do you have any plans?

 

  • Maria Zannini

    I've decided to start breathing again. I'm taking back my time. :)

    Early Merry Christmas, Jenny!

    • http://authorjennyschwartz.com Jenny_Schwartz

      Ooh, I bet this is your exciting news for 2014! I'm watching your blog, Maria :)

      Merry Christmas!

  • D.D. Line

    That sounds wonderful, Jenny. I look forward to immersing myself in your wonderful world in 2014. :) I hope to have achieved a few goals in the new year too. Fingers crossed the hard work will pay off.

    And surely breathing is overrated? ;)

    All the best to you over the festive season. :)

    • http://authorjennyschwartz.com Jenny_Schwartz

      D, wishing you and your family all happiness over the holidays — and let's hope all our dreams come true in 2014 — we deserve it!!!