Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Heading Toward the New Year: 2019

It doesn't seem possible, does it? 2018 is coming to an end. My writing year was filled with hurdles to jump and decisions to make.

A friend urged me to re-edit all my old books that needed to be self-published. I did so, and she did all the work formatting both for print and e-books, and her husband redid the covers. Of course this took a long time, but was well worth it.

The publisher of my Rocky Bluff P.D. series passed away, the already faltering publishing company closed. For a while I wasn't sure what to do. Aakenbaaken & Kent offered to pick up the series--I was overjoyed. I was asked to re-edit the first four books in the series, which I did. The were repubbed on Amazon with new covers--and the latest in the series, Tangled Webs, was published in November.

Mundania published my Deputy Tempe Crabtree series and they decided the first four book in the series should be re-edited and have new covers.  Any all of you writers know how much time it takes to edit any book--and I was faced with doing four more. Of course this meant, the latest in the series was put on hold.

The publisher had a problem with a computer crash, so everything has slowed down. I suspect I'm going to be quite busy in 2019 promoting the first four books in the Tempe Crabtree series, and hopefully the latest which is done but not edited as yet.

So what does this mean for me as 2018 winds down? More time to write, and even better, more time to enjoy the holidays with my family.

What about you? Any big plans for the holidays ahead? And if you're a writer, what are you looking forward to in 2019?

Marilyn, who also writes as F. M. Meredith.


Linda Thorne said...

I'm hoping to spend some serious time in 2019 working on my 2nd book. That is a lot of work for you to edit so many of your earlier books. I think a lot of writers would like the opportunity to go back and see if they can't improve older books, but it sure is time consuming. A number of authors have gone with new covers in various series for branding reasons. I like the new covers you had done.

It's hard to believe another year is winding down. Where does the time go?

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thanks for commenting, Linda. This year flew by for me.