Unlike last year, when I wrote the 2018 post for my plans, the last couple of months haven’t been too bad. Yes, I was super busy, and yes, the heat has been stinking hot, but for some reason, I’ve also been kinda okay.
I haven’t been sick, have some energy, probably thanks to starting my diet again in December, and losing weight before xmas, but I also got a lot done in the last month of 2018, and have done just as much in the first month of 2019.
I was busy running around before Xmas and that didn’t stop until Xmas Eve night. Thankfully, Xmas day was calm and peaceful and I had a bit of a break. I also shopped. A lot! A LOT!
Over the next couple of months I will show you what I bought in the before and after Xmas sales in store and online, and I have a general catch up on everything else.
Below is a full list of what I did on my holiday, and after that are my plans for the year. Once again the year will be busy getting books out and having edits done, so it’s going to be writer hectic.
Whether or not I’ll get my jewellery store up and running, I just don’t know. I still have to think about whether it’s better to set up its own website or keep it where it is, but that will cost money to sell and a website won’t. I’m just so busy with my books, that I don’t have the time or energy to check in on whether something has sold.
Either way, here’s what I got up to the last two months.
What I did over the holidays…
December 1 – started low calorie diet, also started wardrobe overhaul
December 2 – as above
December 3 – as above
December 4 – skin cancer clinic, had mole cut off right inner knee, continued wardrobe overhaul
December 5 – two doctor’s appointments, some shopping
December 6 – shopping, library, usual
December 7 – washing, housework
December 8 – chiro visit in the morning, started jewellery overhauls
December 9, 10, 11, 12 – continued jewellery overhaul, cleaning, repairs, reorganising
December 13 – shopping, library
December 14 – washing, housework
December 15 – got stuff done
December 16 – xmas shopping, library
December 17 – continued stuff
December 18 – cancer clinic for stitches out. Borderline melanoma
December 19 – continued stuff
December 20 – shopping, chiro, library
December 21 – washing, housework, weighed self, lost 1 stone/6.5 kilos/14 pounds
December 22 – continued stuff
December 23 – as above
December 24 – ran out to get lunch and dessert, watched carols on tv and had munchies
December 25 – home, some work, sister came round
December 26 – some more work
December 27 – shopping, freakin’ hot
December 28 – washing, finished off all of the above
December 29 – as above
December 30 – as above
December 31 – watched New Year’s celebrations and had munchies
January 1 – started new publishing list for this year, weighed self, gained 3 kilos/7 pounds, back to diet
January 2 – sorted out diaries and finished off others
January 3 – shopping, freakin’ hot
January 4 – washing, stuff
January 5 – edited next novel, DeLuca
January 6 – as above
January 7 – as above
January 8 – shopped online
January 9 – edited DeLuca
January 10 – shopping, library
January 11 – washing, finished off stuff, got some blog posts scheduled and planned ahead
January 12 – edited DeLuca
January 13 – as above
January 14 – did back matter updating
January 15 – started Stefan pb edit, 300 pages
January 16 – continued Stefan edit
January 17 – shopping early as it was hot, library, more Stefan edit
January 18 – started scheduling blog posts
January 19 – went back to hand writing and wrote more of DeLuca
January 20 – as above
January 21 – had L.J. Diva blog migrated, dealt with some business
January 22 – finished editing the paperback proof of Stefan
January 23 – tried to get shit done online, holy hell it’s hot here. Tidied up last year’s blog posts.
January 24 – shopping, library, chemist, burgers for lunch
January 25 – washing, caught up on excess stuff and leftovers and dealt with website stuff
January 26 – back to handwriting more Deluca, finished off other things
January 27 – sister came over, some reading
January 28 – editing
January 29 – edited books and dealt with website stuff
January 30 – typed up rest of DeLuca
January 31 – shopping, library
What my plans for the year ahead are…
I always plan ahead with my book schedule, you have to, so you know what it is you’re doing. Not much for Tiara King this year, most of it’s L.J. Diva, with some T.K. Wrathbone following behind.
(1) Under Tiara King I have these planned…
– 1 – see whether it will be worthwhile updating my two paperbacks, How To Be A Jewel Diva and Closet Confidential.
– I added style sheets to the interiors in 2018, which will also be given away for free as a download on my style website when people sign up to an email list once I get it done. I will re-release under my own imprint, but it’s a matter of whether I have time, and if I can get the damn newsletter/sign up happening.
– 2 – I still want to get my jewellery back into its own website. Selling has been on hold for the last few years due to money, time and energy. I’m still looking for wordpress templates that would suit the type of website look I want, but with everything else going on, this won’t happen for some time.
(2) Under T.K. Wrathbone I have these planned…
– 1 – The paperback version of last year’s stories is done and will be released in March 2019
– 2 – Get three stories written up, typed up, edited, and out along with an anthology, and do the e-covers.
– Release all four in October for Halloween.
– Get the paperback version done ready for release next year.
– 3 – Overhaul the website and give it a front page.
(3) Under L.J. Diva I have these planned…
– 1 – Put the next book, DeLuca through several rounds of editing
– Get it to my editor this month, and then edit some more.
– Get the cover finished, and release it as an e-book in March.
– Then comes the paperback interior and cover for release in September.
– 2 – Get the next book in the series, Spiros & Jenny, written in March
– Type it up through the year and put it through 3-4 rounds of editing.
– Send it off to my editor at some point in July or August.
– Release it in September as an e-book along with the paperback of DeLuca.
– Then comes the paperback interior and cover for a 2020 release.
– 3 – Start on the Porn Star Brothers Short Story Collection. At least get them written, and then they can be typed up through the months and edited.
I’m hoping to release them as boxed sets through 2020, that way I can write 10-40 pages per story, and not 40 pages per story, so they will get done quicker.
– 4 – I still want to re-release my four standalone novels.
The covers are nearly done, and I’ve nearly finished the interiors. All they will need is for the paperbacks to be proofed before release. Hopefully that will be by June, as that is my deadline for getting all four novels out to the public.
As you can see, not a lot to do this year overall, just following through with the rest of Porn Stars and the yearly T.K. Wrathbone stories, and finishing what was started late last year, my novels, which will soon be done, and then there are only three books left to move over to my publishing house name in paperback. Although all three are going to go through the updating process, and may not come out again until 2020, so that may be the plan for then.
So, what did you guys get up to over the holiday season and what are your plans for the year ahead?
The Tote Trove says
Whoa. You are busy! Glad you’re feeling better. Godspeed with your books 🙂
Jewel Divas Style says