Ryan Goslng New Year I know this is that time of year when I’m supposed to post about how I reached all of my publishing/writing goals and tell you how great I am and make you think I am super-organized/ambitious/fill-in-the-blank. But…I’m not going to do that.

Why? Because it’s boring. Instead, I thought my buddy Ryan and I would simply wish you a happy new year and let you know that we’ve got some great things planned for 2015.

Initially, I had this really witty post planned, but I’ve been ill with the weirdest cold/flu/whatever-this-is since 17 December and my brain is still not quite unfuzzed from all the cold medicine I’ve had to take to facilitate sleeping and not coughing myself to death. So that essentially means this will be a meandering post. 😉

But anyway, 2015…I’m looking forward to finishing some projects I started in 2014–namely Maybe Tomorrow and my NaNo2014 novel, Maybe Forever. You may remember that Maybe Tomorrow follows Eddy’s path to new love and Maybe Forever picks up Laney and Mads’s story, four years and two kids later. I spent most of Christmas revising Maybe Forever. There are still some scenes that need to be added, but soon it will be ready to be sent to beta readers.

Maybe Tomorrow ‘s draft should be ready to send to beta readers and an editor by mid-January. I’ve already got a cover for it, designed by the insanely talented Arijana K. at Cover It! Designs. I don’t remember if I’ve shared it with you already…hmm. Soon then. I think you’ll love it as much as I do. Arijana’s working on the cover for Maybe Forever as well. 🙂

Someone asked me if there would be more Laney and Mads stories once I finish Maybe Forever. I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it. There will be a short story about Jesper, Niklas’s son (remember him? He showed up at Laney and Mads’s apartment in Maybe Tonight). I’ve also got some ideas for stories in the Snowbound universe. I’ve got a few other ideas up my sleeve. 😉

So tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and then a few days after that it’s my birthday. One of the first thing’s I’ll do to start off the new year is send my donations to Girls Write Now, Stockholms Stadsmission and Covenant House. This year has been sluggish compared to last year, but I think we’ll still be able to make good-sized donations to all three charities.

Well, that’s it for today’s post. I am in the mood to write fiction, so off I go! Happy New Year, everyone! And thanks for your support! 😀

Sorry it’s been so quiet here lately. I’ve had a lot to do at work and then my evenings have been all about relaxing. I just returned home from a romantic Valentine’s Day in Copenhagen. I know, Tord and I end up in Copenhagen a lot. It’s a nice town to visit and it’s great when you need a quick change of scenery from Stockholm. It’s just a one-hour flight or a six-hour train ride away… This time, we won a Valentine’s stay at the Avenue Hotel on Åboulevard in the Fredriksbergs section of Copenhagen. We had a wonderful time and I’ve got lots of inspiration for one of my next writing projects, which will also be partially set in Copenhagen.

LAFNow I have another getaway planned but this one is all about writing and publishing. On Friday, February 28, I will be attending the London Author Fair at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London. LAF is arranged by Authoright, a publishing and marketing consultancy firm,  and its founding collaborators are CreateSpace, Kobo, Kindle Direct Publishing, Nook Press and Blurb. The full-day event is geared to indie writers and features seminars, workshops with authors and agents, pitch sessions and–of course–a nice party. I’m really looking forward to it! Some of the speakers include bestselling author Adele Parks, Patrick Brown from Goodreads, literary agent Gordon Wise. Have a look at the schedule. There are still tickets available and, if you’re already in London and you’re a writer, this could be a great opportunity to network, to gain new insight on growing your writing career or maybe even get a foot in the door by pitching your novel to one of the agents or editors on hand.I won’t be pitching anything. I am going there because I want to attend the seminars and workshops on publishing and promotion,online branding and discoverability. I think it will also be great to meet other indie writers and compare notes. 🙂

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