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What's your WIP? #WIPWeds

Bess Carnan
 

We're a few weeks into 2020 now, what's your WIP and how's it coming?

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Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Anne
 

Hi, Group

My sixth novel with Bold Strokes Books will be released this fall. It’s called Money Creek. I’m just picking the cover now. 

Anne
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Runaway
The Acquittal 
A Date to Die


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

 

My writing goal is a bit ambitious for me.

First, I need to wrap up my current WIP within the next couple of months.  After that I'd like to publish two additional books in that series by the end of the year. 


Re: Do you have a book coming out in 2020?

Ann Aptaker
 

Hi all, and hi Kristen! Thanks for this generous post. I have a novella releasing in Down & Out Books "Guns & Tacos" series later this year and a short story will be featured in the "Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir" anthology, also releasing later in 2020. My agent is currently pitching an historical crime novel, "Dead Husbands," and I'm currently working on the 5th book, still untitled, in the Cantor Gold crime series. Shaping up to be a great literary year.
Cheers,
Ann


From: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io> on behalf of Kristen Lepionka <kristenlepionka@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:47 PM
To: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io>
Subject: [Queercrimewriters] Do you have a book coming out in 2020?
 
I want to hear all about your 2020 books!

I'll start: ONCE YOU GO THIS FAR, my 4th Roxane Weary mystery, will be out July 7.

I also have work in 2 anthologies: Columbus Noir, which drops on March 3, and Private Investigations (April 21)

PS. I'll be rounding these up for a post on Mystery Tribune ;) 


Re: Do you have a book coming out in 2020?

 

This is my formal introduction. Hello. 

I have the 2nd in my Mitch O'Reilly Series coming very soon. The title is A Body on the Hill. 


Re: Do you have a book coming out in 2020?

cheryl head
 

Also, I do know how to spell your name, Kristen. 


On Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 9:04 PM cheryl head <cheadwrites@...> wrote:
Kristin. I have the 5th book in the Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries dropping April 2020. The title is: Find Me When I'm Lost.

Thanks, 
Cheryl

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 6:22 PM Eliot <eliotp@...> wrote:
Hi, all--

I have a collection of short stories coming out on May 26, 2020 titled Snapshots. Really excited about it and looking forward to it.

Thanks, Kristen, for the opportunity.

Best,

Eliot


From: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io> on behalf of Kristen Lepionka <kristenlepionka@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:47 PM
To: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io>
Subject: [Queercrimewriters] Do you have a book coming out in 2020?
 
I want to hear all about your 2020 books!

I'll start: ONCE YOU GO THIS FAR, my 4th Roxane Weary mystery, will be out July 7.

I also have work in 2 anthologies: Columbus Noir, which drops on March 3, and Private Investigations (April 21)

PS. I'll be rounding these up for a post on Mystery Tribune ;) 


Re: Do you have a book coming out in 2020?

cheryl head
 

Kristin. I have the 5th book in the Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries dropping April 2020. The title is: Find Me When I'm Lost.

Thanks, 
Cheryl

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 6:22 PM Eliot <eliotp@...> wrote:
Hi, all--

I have a collection of short stories coming out on May 26, 2020 titled Snapshots. Really excited about it and looking forward to it.

Thanks, Kristen, for the opportunity.

Best,

Eliot


From: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io> on behalf of Kristen Lepionka <kristenlepionka@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:47 PM
To: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io>
Subject: [Queercrimewriters] Do you have a book coming out in 2020?
 
I want to hear all about your 2020 books!

I'll start: ONCE YOU GO THIS FAR, my 4th Roxane Weary mystery, will be out July 7.

I also have work in 2 anthologies: Columbus Noir, which drops on March 3, and Private Investigations (April 21)

PS. I'll be rounding these up for a post on Mystery Tribune ;) 


Re: Do you have a book coming out in 2020?

Eliot
 

Hi, all--

I have a collection of short stories coming out on May 26, 2020 titled Snapshots. Really excited about it and looking forward to it.

Thanks, Kristen, for the opportunity.

Best,

Eliot


From: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io> on behalf of Kristen Lepionka <kristenlepionka@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:47 PM
To: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io>
Subject: [Queercrimewriters] Do you have a book coming out in 2020?
 
I want to hear all about your 2020 books!

I'll start: ONCE YOU GO THIS FAR, my 4th Roxane Weary mystery, will be out July 7.

I also have work in 2 anthologies: Columbus Noir, which drops on March 3, and Private Investigations (April 21)

PS. I'll be rounding these up for a post on Mystery Tribune ;) 


Do you have a book coming out in 2020?

Kristen Lepionka
 

I want to hear all about your 2020 books!

I'll start: ONCE YOU GO THIS FAR, my 4th Roxane Weary mystery, will be out July 7.

I also have work in 2 anthologies: Columbus Noir, which drops on March 3, and Private Investigations (April 21)

PS. I'll be rounding these up for a post on Mystery Tribune ;) 


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Greg Herren
 

My writing goal for 2020 is to finish the four manuscripts I've been fighting with for the last two years.

xogreg


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Dharma Kelleher
 

I have a lot of goals for this year. I wonder if maybe I’m a wee bit ambitious, but I’m hopeful.

I’m releasing a three-book box set for my bounty hunter series in February. 

I’m also hoping to get the rights back to the second book in my outlaw biker series in March, then re-release it with a new cover in April. I’m currently writing the third book in that series and hope to publish it in October. 

Last but not least, I hope to narrate, master, and publish the audiobooks for books in my bounty hunter series. This is the most ambitious, but I have audio production experience and thing I have enough acting chops to pull it off. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher
Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick

https://dharmakelleher.com


On Jan 14, 2020, at 5:30 AM, Anne <annie3310@...> wrote:

Happy New Year! My 2020 goals are to finish the manuscript I started late last year (I’m at 30,000 words) and publicize the book I have coming out in September. That should keep me busy enough. 

Anne
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Anne Laughlin | Broker

@properties 
 3101 N. Greenview
Chicago, IL 60657
773.255.0651
annelaughlin@...

Stop looking, start finding®
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Anne Laughlin
author of
Sometimes Quickly
Veritas
Runaway
The Acquittal 
A Date to Die


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Neil Plakcy
 

Info on the Professional Education for Authors of Gay and MM Romance Event (PAGE) can be found here:


It is organized by Lucy Lennox, a highly-regarded and best-selling author in the genre, specifically to provide information and education to authors. 

I'm very excited to attend because I realized, after maybe a dozen romances, that I've been using the same structure for a romance that I did for a mystery.  Only after reading Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes did I realize there are other "beats" I should be hitting, like Inkling of Doubt, Deepening the Romance, etc.

I think this is why my romances in the past have been considered very "light" -- because I'm not hitting some of these beats that readers intuitively want. So I'm out to educate myself however I can.

The speakers include many authors I have read, though there's no actual programming listed yet-- this is the first time this event is running.

Neil


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Tim Jungr
 

Neil -- if you don't mind, what is the PAGE event in Atlanta?


Tim

On Saturday, January 18, 2020, 01:07:50 PM EST, Neil Plakcy <plax1612@...> wrote:


I feel like an over-achiever -- I have ten goals set up for the coming year, but I figure if I don't identify them they won't happen. 

Most of them have to do with editing or publishing a specific manuscript, though I do plan to enhance my local presence with a couple of events, already scheduled. (Sub goal-- sell of some of the paperbacks in my closet with covers that have been updated.)

And I want to improve my ability to write and market gay romances, so I'm attending the PAGE event in Atlanta in April.

Neil Plakcy


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Neil Plakcy
 

I feel like an over-achiever -- I have ten goals set up for the coming year, but I figure if I don't identify them they won't happen. 

Most of them have to do with editing or publishing a specific manuscript, though I do plan to enhance my local presence with a couple of events, already scheduled. (Sub goal-- sell of some of the paperbacks in my closet with covers that have been updated.)

And I want to improve my ability to write and market gay romances, so I'm attending the PAGE event in Atlanta in April.

Neil Plakcy


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

"Mia P. Manansala"
 

Happy New Year!

My writing goals are:

- Revise cozy and go on submission within a month or two
- Finish and submit my R&R
- Complete a new manuscript
- Outline another manuscript
- Write a short story

--
Mia P. Manansala
https://www.miapmanansala.com/ 
FaceBook|Twitter| Instagram @MPMtheWriter


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Anne
 

Happy New Year! My 2020 goals are to finish the manuscript I started late last year (I’m at 30,000 words) and publicize the book I have coming out in September. That should keep me busy enough. 

Anne
--

Anne Laughlin | Broker

@properties 
 3101 N. Greenview
Chicago, IL 60657
773.255.0651
annelaughlin@...

Stop looking, start finding®
atproperties.com

--
Anne Laughlin
author of
Sometimes Quickly
Veritas
Runaway
The Acquittal 
A Date to Die


Re: Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Catherine Maiorisi
 

Happy New Year to you Bess and all Queercrimewriters.

I did complete two manuscripts, both romances. One was published in December, the other will be out in May.

My two major goals for 2020 are:

(1) complete the third NYPS Chiara Corelli mystery (I have a little more than 40,000 words)

(2) focus on marketing and selling

Other goals:
(1) Work on the romance rattling around in my brain
(2) Write another magazine article
(3) Look at publishing some of my short stories

Catherine


On Jan 13, 2020, at 11:58 AM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Happy new year! May you roll with advantage.

What is everyone hoping to achieve this year?

I'm aiming for the same thing I did last year--two complete manuscripts. I didn't quite make it, but I *worked* on two manuscripts, so hopefully I'm inching closer!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com








Writing Goals for 2020 #Goals

Bess Carnan
 

Happy new year! May you roll with advantage.

What is everyone hoping to achieve this year?

I'm aiming for the same thing I did last year--two complete manuscripts. I didn't quite make it, but I *worked* on two manuscripts, so hopefully I'm inching closer!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

Catherine Maiorisi
 

Yes, I’m thinking of looking into it.

Catherine

On Dec 6, 2019, at 10:48 AM, cheryl head <cheadwrites@...> wrote:

That course sounds really interesting, Dharma. Thank you for sharing.
cheryl

On Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 10:23 AM Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:
I almost finished the rough draft of my WIP last month, so I want to finish that. 

I am launching my fifth novel next Tuesday, so I’m jazzed about that. 

I am also going through Mark Dawson’s massive, in-depth Ads for Authors course. So I’m hoping to finish it by monthend, but there is SO MUCH curriculum it may well take me into January. 

I don’t normally crow about a resource unless it blows my doors off. But this was the case with Mark’s course. So I wanted to share. 

This isn’t some Author 101, one-hour webinar. And it’s not cheap. I opted for the payment plan. 

This is an 301-level  deep dive for authors with 3+ books published. The videos alone must be more than 20 hours. 

So far I’ve only run some FB lead generation ads to build up my newsletter subscriptions. In just a few days, I’ve added 100+ subscribers to my mailing list. I’m about to start ads to generate direct sales, but I feel confident about it. 

The course also includes modules on AMS ads and Bookbub ads. 

Sorry to carry on. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Dec 2, 2019, at 5:57 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Ah, December. A complicated month.
What are your writing goals for it?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com




--
Cheryl Head
Author, Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries
Director of Inclusion, Golden Crown Literary Society

The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com








Re: What are your December Monthly Goals? #Goals

cheryl head
 

That course sounds really interesting, Dharma. Thank you for sharing.
cheryl

On Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 10:23 AM Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:
I almost finished the rough draft of my WIP last month, so I want to finish that. 

I am launching my fifth novel next Tuesday, so I’m jazzed about that. 

I am also going through Mark Dawson’s massive, in-depth Ads for Authors course. So I’m hoping to finish it by monthend, but there is SO MUCH curriculum it may well take me into January. 

I don’t normally crow about a resource unless it blows my doors off. But this was the case with Mark’s course. So I wanted to share. 

This isn’t some Author 101, one-hour webinar. And it’s not cheap. I opted for the payment plan. 

This is an 301-level  deep dive for authors with 3+ books published. The videos alone must be more than 20 hours. 

So far I’ve only run some FB lead generation ads to build up my newsletter subscriptions. In just a few days, I’ve added 100+ subscribers to my mailing list. I’m about to start ads to generate direct sales, but I feel confident about it. 

The course also includes modules on AMS ads and Bookbub ads. 

Sorry to carry on. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Dec 2, 2019, at 5:57 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Ah, December. A complicated month.
What are your writing goals for it?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com



--
Cheryl Head
Author, Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries
Director of Inclusion, Golden Crown Literary Society