2019 was a tough year.
My goal was to transition to writing full-time by the end of 2019. As part of that plan I set an ambitious goal of five releases. As it was, I ended up with four releases and five completed novels. The last one, a new book in The Mad Mick Series will not release into January due to some unexpected delays.
I decided I wanted to be a full-time writer in 1980. Yes, that’s correct, 1980. This has been a long, intense journey. I wrote six complete novels that I could never find an agent for under the old agent/publisher system. In 2005 I completed that sixth novel and collected more rejections for the pile. I quit writing for nearly ten years after that, not starting again until 2014. That was the year I wrote the book that would become The Borrowed World and decided to launch it through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. The title was based on a quote from Cormac McCarthy, one of my favorite writers.
So I go into 2020 as a full-time writer nearly forty years after setting that goal for myself. Thanks to everyone who helped make that happen. If I have any advice to offer, it’s work hard and be persistent.
What happens now? I have six books planned for 2020 in the genres of Science Fiction and Thrillers. More on that later.