I have to be honest – I’m going to miss 2014.  It was such a good year for me that it’s going to be hard to top.  I’d set out to have a Year of Adventure and I certainly managed that.
In between all the house buying, tornado chasing, and sword stabbing I also managed to get a lot written.  Probably the most I’ve ever done.  The sad thing is that the results of that hard work never got to be seen by anyone.  That’s publishing for you!
But I’m determined to capitalise on the work I’ve done and continue to push myself forward.  It might be 2016 or 2017 before I reap the benefits of that work but I don’t want to slack off just yet.
And so 2015 is my Year of Hard Work – a year to knuckle down, shut myself off from the world a little and just get a tonne of shit done.  I was pretty productive in 2014, but I intend to see just how far I can push it.
Hence the last couple of days I’ve been working on the last chapters of Thieving King, doing some submission work on Black as Knight, researching my next book, and starting work on a proposal.  January is going to be insanely busy.
Because of this and because of things I learnt in 2014, rather than plan the whole year out, I’m going to take things as they come.  Projects have been shuffled around based on which one seems the best fit at the time and matches my career aims best.  So rather than plan all my 2015 projects right away, I’ll just work on this one and then when it’s done choose the next one.  At least that’s the current plan, I intend to be flexible as needs must.
I’m very excited about the 2015 projects I’m already working on but I’m not ready just yet to start talking about them.
But what I can say with a fair amount of confidence is that after a lot of delay and heartache, barring any major issues, The Thieving King should see release in 2015.  I know, it’s been too long a wait and  I intend for a MUCH shorter gap before the next book in the series.  It’s the largest book I’ve ever written so hopefully that will go a small way toward compensating for the delay.
So here’s to 2015.  There’s a lot of writing ahead, a lot of hard work (hence why I’m writing blog posts at 1am).  Let’s hope it proves as successful as the Year of Adventure did!