2012 was an interesting year, full of new experiences. I had three novellas released and two short stories published. I wrote a lot of blog posts and put up some free short stories on the blog. I participated in an online writers and readers conference and got more involved with the Science Fiction Romance Brigade. I read one hundred and twenty three books and I didn’t bother to count how many short stories. My freelance writing business took off and I had to learn how to juggle the dual demands of fiction and non-fiction. Not a bad year in writing, all in all. My best so far, anyway.
What will 2013 bring? I have some goals I hope to realize. I wrote a lot of new material in 2012, but once again fell prey to shunting it aside in favor of the next shiny new idea. In 2013 I hope to become more disciplined as a writer, sticking with writing projects instead of darting between them. I have four novellas, six short stories and two novels in various stages of completion. In 2013 I want to complete, polish and sub them all. I probably won’t have too many new releases this year, but it’ll be worth it if I can just learn to follow projects through to completion. That’s my main goal this year.
2012’s novella releases:
Mako’s Bounty: Science Fiction Romance, March 2012, Decadent Publishing.
Blue Nebula: Science Fiction with Romantic Elements, September 2012, Carina Press
That Night: Contemporary Romance, December 2012, Wild Rose Press
The published short stories:
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Diane Dooley writes romance, science fiction and horror; short stories, novellas and novels. You can catch up with her on her blog, Facebook or Twitter. She is also a regular contributor to The Galaxy Express.