Kate Rivet

Archive for January 2016

Well, hello there!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  I was so busy working on getting to goals of finishing my NaNoWriMo and hitting my self-imposed goal of reading 200 books in 2015 that I had to put much of life on the backburner!  I can say now that I’ve successfully completed both of those tasks, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it!

Let’s start with my NaNoWriMo project!  I did NOT complete it as fast as I usually do, but that was okay!  I didn’t have ANY overseas travel this November, so I wasn’t under my own gun to get it done before I headed off to somewhere much more fabulous!  Unfortunately, I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to publish this one — it’ll need a LOT of editing to make that possible, just for copyright usage and other issues! — but I’m absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!  It was based on one of my favorite 90’s shows, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and its’ working title is Blue Barracudas of Love.  I really do love it, though, so maybe you’ll see a different version than the original one available one day 🙂

As for the reading!  I DID update the Reading List page above every single time I finished a new book, and while not every book I read this year was great, I did find a lot of new authors that I like!  Two that I discovered this year and particularly enjoyed were Christina Tetreault and Candis Terry.  I strongly encourage you to seek their books out and get reading!  I know it always put a smile on my face when I finished one of Candis’s books set in Sweet, Texas, and both Christina’s Sherbrooke series as well as the North Shore series have been a joy to read!

My new goals for 2016 would be to continue to read, but not at the exclusion of writing!  I’d love to strike up a great reading/writing balance, as I have a lot of trouble doing both at the same time!  I’d also really like to try to get at least one or two more books published this year, and possibly even get an editor or work with a publishing house this year.  I’m sure I’m still quite a ways away from becoming a professional, full-time author, even if I DO get to work with a publisher, but it’s still one of my dreams!

I also may very well make this the year that I get both of my current novels onto the bookstores for Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo devices; it took a while to figure out how to successfully produce a readable e-book for Amazon, but I know I can do it!

I hope that you’ve all enjoyed the end of 2015, and I hope it brings you as many wonderful things in 2016 as I hope to experience as well!  This year brings a milestone birthday for me, and along with it I do have plans to have a fabulous blowout travel bash to go with it!

Until next time,
Kate


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