Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women's Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual traditions that nurture the soul.
In December the Genre-istas post whatever they want to talk about. Our Guest theme is “What’s New In Publishing” and we’ve top-of-the-line guests scheduled. Tomorrow’s guest is Maggie Lynch. The next two Saturdays are Bonnie Paulson and Melissa Storm. I'll have a post up about Winter Solstice or Yule the next Saturday. Sarah Raplee will pick up the last Saturday in December with her post about New Year's Eve/Day traditions. December 30, one of our Genre-istas, Madelle Morgan, will be sharing her editing tips. If you are a reader, please check her post out. It will open your eyes to what goes in to a Quality Book. And it may help you decide which authors you want to support.
One of my end-of-the-year tasks is to take a look back and see what I’ve accomplished so I can plan ahead.
In November I published the last two of the original Sacred Women’s Circle novels. One of the joys of my life has been writing these books. Not only do these women confront the types of problems many women face, but because they are part of a sacred women’s circle they have a safe haven. I know from experience every problem is easier to face when we aren’t alone.
Also in November I published my new website. I’ve had a website for over a decade but I’d paid someone else to create and maintain it. When Christy Carlyle (Christy Caughie) contracted with Avon Books, she closed down Gilded Heart Design. I’m grateful Christy hung in there with me and finished the last two print covers.
From Thanksgiving on, I spent hours each day learning about automated email systems, automated tracking of book sales, creating a reader focused Newsletter and other tasks related to letting readers know I’m here.
For someone who, six years ago, was afraid to click around anywhere and even today is not comfortable doing research on the internet or just clicking around to see who and what’s out there, I’ve come a very long way!
What’s ahead? Even though the original seven novels are available, the prequels aren’t. I’ll be finishing them up (which means learning how to create a simple cover) early next year.
Dr. Mark Parker, who you first meet in Lily, The Dragon and The Great Horned Owl aka Book One, has a recurring albeit minor role in other stories. He has begun invading my thoughts and dreams which means he will get his own book. Not sure if it will be a novella or longer.
I’m always curious as to how other people move through their lives.
Do you set goals?
Are you more of a ‘go with the flow’ kind of person?
Do you do your “reading for pleasure” on a device (computer, laptop, tablet, phone)?
Are you someone who loves the feel of a book in your hands? I'd love to know your answers!!!
You can learn more about The Sacred Women’s Circle series on my website.
Check out my Windtree Press author page.
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