Writing goals

Boy, 2012 ended in a rush. First the craziness of NaNoWriMo, then getting Cited to Death published. I was extremely pleased with the results of both of those things! Cited to Death has done better than I expected. I don’t really know what I expected – but more people have bought the book than I can account for, so that’s great!

I’m so glad I took part in NaNo. I haven’t looked at the novel since I finished it up, but I’ll get back to it before long. When I do, it’ll be with fresh eyes.

I’ve just finished the first draft of the sequel to Cited to Death, which is called Hoarded to Death. I hope to have that published by June. I’m not crazy about the ending yet – it still needs work. But the rest of it is pretty much done, and I’ll be sending it out to my readers soon.

Now, with my daily writing, I’m working on the third book in the series, which will be called Hidden to Death. It’s scheduled for publication next December.

My goal for the rest of January is to write the ending to Hoarded to Death, and to write a blurb for it. I didn’t do that beforehand when I published Cited to Death, and had to come up with one on the fly. This time I’m going to be prepared.

Cited to Death

Academic librarian Jamie Brodie hasn’t seen old boyfriend Dan Christensen in years. When Jamie reads Dan’s obituary in the paper, he’s surprised. When he receives a letter from Dan, written just before his death, Jamie is shocked. Dan’s letter suggests that Dan was in danger, lists two article citations from medical journals, and asks Jamie to look into the citations. When Jamie requests the articles, strange things begin to happen. His computer is hacked, his tires are slashed, he thinks someone might be following him – and he uncovers two more deaths. The coroner’s report says that Dan died of natural causes – but did he? Is there something suspicious about the articles, or was Dan just paranoid? The closer Jamie gets to answering those questions, the more it seems that someone is trying to stop him…


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