To be perfectly honest, I never thought I'd see the year 2010--it just seemed so far off.
But being the optimistic sort, I've made lots of plans for the coming year, most of them book related.
I've already signed up for several conferences. I'm headed to New Orleans in March for Epicon (that's the conference for electronically published authors) and my book, No Sanctuary, is a finalist in the mystery/suspense category--as are three other fine mysteries.
In May comes Mayhem in the Midlands in Omaha, one of my favorite mystery cons. And of course there is the Public Safety Writers Association's conference in Las Vegas in June. Because I'm the program chair for that one, I'm hoping we'll have a good turnout because we have some fantastic speakers--authors and experts in many fields. Our keynote speaker is Simon Wood, short story, horror, and mystery and thriller writer. In October, I'll be headed to Bouchercon in San Francisco.
Of course there are many things in between. I'm speaking to a book club in January, have several library talks coming up, and because I'll have a new book out sometime after the first of the year I'll be planning a book launch and actually have two places already lined up even though as yet I don't know when I'll actually have books.
As the year progresses, I know there will be other opportunities to speak about my books or writing or just sell my books.
Like seasoning the pot, I know there'll be many family gatherings and social events that have nothing to do with writing or books--but they don't seem to be planned as far ahead of time.
In any case, if I stay healthy and mobile, that's some of what I'll be doing in 2010.
What are your plans for 2010?