New Year, New Stories, New Plans
Last year, I posted my writing roadmap for 2017 — all the projects I wanted to finish writing, publish, or start work on — and in December I posted a summary of my progress. Well, the new year has arrived, and I’m ready for… another roadmap! Here’s what I have laid out for 2018 so far.
Anna’s 2018 Writing Roadmap
Books to Finish & Publish
- Scandalous in a Kilt (Hot Scots, Book Three)
- Gift-Wrapped in a Kilt: A Hot Scots Christmas Tale (Hot Scots, Book Four)
- The Mortal Tempest (Undercover Elementals, Book Three)
- Kinetic (Psychic Crossroads, Book Three)
Books to Work On
- The Outlands Shifter
- as-yet-untitled fourth book in the Undercover Elementals series
Books to Research/Develop
- Untitled Highland time travel romance (working title: The Highlander’s Witch)
- Untitled Reborn-series-inspired paranormal romance
- Echo Power (Echo World, Book One)
Yes, that’s four books I plan to have released this year. In 2017, I achieved a career landmark by racking up four new releases, all full-length novels. I’m shooting for the same goal this year. My focus is on my existing series, especially the fan favorites — Hot Scots and Undercover Elementals. The third book in the Psychic Crossroads series has been three years coming, but it will arrive this summer.
Did you notice I’ll have two new books in the Hot Scots series this year? Yep, that’s right. You guys have told me how much you love that series, so I won’t make you wait forever for more installments. Scandalous follows Rory MacTaggart, the uptight lawyer, and his strange journey from marriage of convenience to falling head-over-heels for his free-spirited American wife, Emery. Gift-Wrapped will be a little different, since Emery will introduce stories told from the viewpoints of other characters from the Hot Scots universe. All the stories will weave together to tell the love story of Jamie MacTaggart, the youngest sister, and her American beau, Gavin Douglas.
There’s more too… Are you ready for the end of Lindsey and Nevan’s story? The Mortal Tempest will finish their journey, but the Undercover Elementals series will continue with different heroes and heroines. Some of them will be familiar to fans of this series.
If you look at number three under “Books to Research/Develop,” you’ll see something new. Echo Power? What’s that? This is an idea I’ve had for several years, but I’ve finally decided to put it on my roadmap. It’s cross between paranormal romance and urban fantasy, inspired by my love of UF books by authors like Kalayna Price and Rachel Caine. This book will be grittier than my other PNR series, but romance will remain the focus. I am a romance writer, after all! 🙂
Just like last year, I’ll post occasional updates on my progress. And of course, you can subscribe to my author newsletter for monthly updates on everything related to my writing.
Which of the stories listed above intrigues you the most? Which can’t you wait for? Share your thoughts in a comment.