Going into 2016, I had big plans of releasing 9 books.
Well, that didn't happen.
Instead, I released 3 books:
Yes, I agree...I totally failed you all in getting books out for this year, and I apologize for that.
So what did happen in 2016?
I had two projects go WAY over the projected word count...to equal 100,000 extra words I hadn't planned on for the year. That's equal to three months work. And that's most of the reason why I released so much less than planned
The other reason is that putting out books costs money in editing and covers. Right now, it's costing me WAY more to publish (in the US) than I'm making (although I can maybe see the end to that in the near future...I hope). But as a result, I can only pull so much money out of my household account to support my job.
**eeks...that's REALLY not the way this is supposed to be working**
But the good news is that there are some really exciting things happening...that I really am not at liberty to talk about yet. Yikes, I know that it's a huge tease, but gah...seriously, you guys there are so many really fabulous things coming around the corner.
The second half of this year has been crazy...but in the VERY BEST WAY!! I can't wait to share.
This was the year that my books got translated into French. OMG, you guys, this is such a huge thing for me. France! I love it so much.
I completely slaughter the language (which is why I'm so thrilled to be part of Juno Publishing who handles all my translations), but in all the world, France is one of my all time favorite places. We got to visit there twice when we lived in England and those were absolutely some of my best memories ever...easily top 5 life remembrances. So, yeah, to see my books in French is HUGE to me.
And there are many more books to come with this fantastic publishing company. We just signed contracts for 6 more titles. Yippee!!
Finally, I'm truly finding a rhythm to my writing. I have several different writing "tribes" who help to keep me on track with my goals...each in a different way. But all of them are combining to take me to new heights with where I'm going...and believe me, I am going places in the near future.
And the best thing about that? There are so many truly incredible characters in my head, just waiting for you all to read about them. I can't wait for you all to meet them because they truly rock. OMG, the absolute best thing is falling in love with a new hero...and readers...I have some fantastic ones coming to you soon!
And now I want to get off here and go write...
ALL. THE. WORDS!!
So, even though 2016 doesn't look that impressive for new releases, it was really successful for writing new words. In 2016, I wrote 420,160 words. That's a heck of a lot of writing.
Within those words was the completion of 8 books with several more begun.
A lot of those will be releasing in 2017...so yay!!
So, that leads us to this...
What's coming from Christi Snow in 2017???
This is my tentative release schedule for the upcoming year...
Feb- Found at the Bookstore (Book #2 Found series...m/m)
April - Intertwined Hearts (Book #3 Snowcroft series...m/m/f)
May - Believe in the Wish (m/m standalone)
August - Snowcroft Restoration (Book #4 Snowcroft series...m/m- LAW's book!!!)
October - Smolder (novella #1 paranormal...m/m vampire anthology)
December - Shiver (novella #2 paranormal...m/m shifter)
The good news is that most of these books are already written, so releasing this tentative list isn't even that risky. I just have to get them edited and have my designer rock out some new covers for me.
Also, there are some seriously fun surprises that will probably be revealed throughout the year, too...so hang on to your seats. I know this list looks bleak for my m/f readers, but there is stuff coming for you, too...I promise.
To close, thank you so much for sticking with me this year.
2017 is going to be bigger and better than ever.
But all of it is because of you.
I have the absolute best readers.
Thank you for a great year.
Let's hope next year is even better!!