Wickeds, 2018 is almost over! Today let’s look back at the year, and celebrate some of the wonderful writing memories from the year.
Edith: I had a pretty remarkable year. Four novels published in three series, plus a short story. Two contracts signed for three-book series extensions. Three books, a novella, and two short stories written. No wonder I’m tired…
But best of all? Meeting and hearing from fans, and celebrating the successes of my fellow Wickeds!
Liz: It was a crazy year – lots of good along with some not-so-good. I think my biggest accomplishment this year was actually finishing two books…but also starting a new series (which you’ll all hear more about soon!). It was also really awesome to hear that Cat About Town, the first Cat Cafe Mystery, went into its fourth printing a couple months ago!
Barb: It was a fabulous writing year. I handed in two books and a novella. Like Liz I started a new series, and like Liz, you’ll get more info in the new year. By far the thing that really got my heart going was a mention in the Sunday Book Review of the New York Times. It popped up as a Google alert on a Thursday at midnight. I couldn’t believe it. Bill was already getting ready for bed and I ran down to tell him. I could barely get the words out. I was so emotional he thought someone had died! The only thing that makes me sad was that my parents aren’t here to see it. They would have been so proud.
Sherry: My biggest moment was becoming president of Sisters in Crime in September. I’m overwhelmed with emotion when I think of all the wonderful, smart women who have held this position before me. I’m lucky to work with an amazing board and wonderful staff. So many dedicated people working hard for the betterment of women writers. On the writing front, I turned in two books and started writing the first book in the Chloe Jackson Redneck Riviera mystery series. It has been so much fun learning about Chloe and the people around her. I’ve been surprised by Chloe so many times already.
Julie: I loved our trip to Kensington, and meeting the folks there in person. I’m the newest Wicked to join the Kensington family, and couldn’t be more thrilled. No new books in 2018, but one written, and several others in the pipeline. Can’t wait for Pruning the Dead to kick off my new year!
Dear readers, any favorite book memories from 2018? Writer friends, let us know about your 2018 writing memories!