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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Where has 2015 gone?

Wow, November already! I know time can’t speed up but this year has flown by and I don’t seem to have much to show for it. Loads of things made my life hectic this year, being ill and having a major operation during the first few months of the year didn’t help. I've fallen behind on everything and I just can’t seem to catch up.

I’ve only written 2 books this year, very bad output for me and I hope to change that in 2016.My list of goals for this year doesn't have many strikethroughs. I have heaps still to do, including finishing a book and writing another!

One of the books I did finish writing is AWHISPER OF DESIRE, releasing 1 December 2015 and
no, it’s not a holiday romance! It's book #4 in my Disgraced Lords Regency romance series. It’s getting some lovely reviews with a 4.5 Star review from RT Book Reviews.

“If you are a lover of romance and don’t mind a little heat, Evans’s novels are the way to go. She constantly reminds us what passion is all about, and because she is so on point with her facts and lively characters, you just can’t go wrong. Her latest is suspenseful, well written and a great read all around.”—RT Book Reviews 4.5 Stars  Dec 2015

Here is the blurb:

Sensual heat melts the ice in the new Disgraced Lords novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans, as a marriage of convenience leads to delightful pleasure—and mortal danger.

Lady Marisa Hawkstone’s nightmare is just beginning when she wakes up naked, with no memory of the night before, lying next to Maitland Spencer, the Duke of Lyttleton—a man so aloof and rational he’s nicknamed “the Cold Duke.” A scandal ensues, in which Marisa’s beloved beau deserts her. As a compromised woman, Marisa agrees to marry Maitland. But on her wedding night, Marisa discovers the one place the duke shows emotion: in the bedroom, where the man positively scorches the sheets.

Taught from a young age to take duty seriously, Maitland cannot understand his new wife’s demands on his love and affection. Marisa’s hot-blooded spirit, however, does have its attractions—especially at night. In retrospect, it seems quite silly that he didn’t marry sooner. But being one of the Libertine Scholars requires constant vigilance, even more so when the enemy with a grudge against his closest friends targets Marisa. Now Maitland must save the woman who sets his heart aflame—or die trying.
It's available for pre-order at various eBook etailers.

I'm beginning to panic when I look at my list of goals for 2015. I've almost got to that stage where I give up and decide I'm not going to complete everything on my list. 

Things yet to do in 2015 are:

Write my Christmas shopping list
Learn how to get the most out of Facebook Adverts
Set up the ability to sell directly from my website
Plant my vegetable garden (coming into summer here)
Go to the dentist (yuk)  - actually booked that today
Start buying the Christmas presents on my shopping list
Get my Christmas cards and ecards written
Write a three book Regency romance proposal for my agent
Finish book five in the Disgraced Lords 
And start book six in the Disgraced Lords series 
Help my mum plan our Christmas get together
Post off my presents to my agent and editor

Gosh, I'm getting dizzy just thinking of that list on top of writing all my blog posts for my A WHISPER OF DESIRE release tours and Facebook parties.

I look forward to hearing what you have left to achieve regarding your goals for 2015. Hopefully someone has more to achieve than me! Sometimes I wish I wasn't a goal setter, but I do love to plan!

Happy Reading.
Read. Feel. Fall in Love.


Sarah Raplee said...

Wow, Bron! You've already accomplished a lot! You were sick; cut yourself a break!

I don't have more on my list than you do, because I revised my list several times this year due to illness (my own and my family members). Business plans are supposed to be revised every six months at least.

You've written 2 amazing books this year. Kudos to you! Can't wait to read the new one!

Bronwen Evans said...

Thanks, Sarah! We are always hardest on ourselves, aren't we?

Judith Ashley said...

Looking at my 2015 Writing Goals, posted next to my computer. So far I've written and published one of my goal of 3. I will have the 2nd one ready for my first reader by the end of the year. I've done nothing on the 3 short story/novella prequels for the series. Nor have I done a stand alone novella.

While I started strong on my word count goal, LIFE struck and so...

I've done pretty good on my Judith Ashley blog - missed this last Monday because I still couldn't type. Anyway, you get the idea.

When LIFE happens, we need to adjust. Not necessarily eliminate goals or postpone until next year if we have the time and energy to put in the extra hours to make it happen. Raining negativity is a hard way to push ourselves towards our goals.