Hello readers! Well, 2016 is over and 2017 is here. I wish you all the very best this year! I have skipped last weekend’s and today’s Weekend Writing Warriors posts, as I have been busy celebrating the holidays. I will return next weekend with a new excerpt from It Took A Zombie Apocalypse.
2016 IN REVIEW
2016 was filled with some personal highs and lows for me. I completed the 22-Day Push Up Challenge to bring awareness to PTSD and the high suicide rates of the men and women who serve our countries, finishing off with a donation to Wounded Warriors Canada. I also completed a 90-Day Fitness and Healthy Eating Challenge where I lost 27lbs, went down two pant sizes, and learned to love vegetables. (Or most of them, anyway.) The challenge ended with a photo shoot. I also participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time. While I didn’t hit the 50k word target, I managed 40,284 words, which is a personal best for me.
But, on the day of my fitness photo shoot, I came home to find out my grandmother had passed away. And at the end of December, one of the retailers I used to sell my books informed me that they were closing and weren’t going to pay me my contractually-obligated royalties. And that doesn’t include the ups and downs in the world around me.
Please Note: On December 29, I removed all of my books files from All Romance eBooks so the owner would not have access to them when the site went down. If you purchased one of my titles from the retailer, but did not get a chance to download it, please email me at jess @ jessicasubject.com.
TITLES I RELEASED IN 2016
Alien Next Door: The Complete Series
Made For Her
Galactic Defenders: BRYCE
WHAT I READ IN 2016
Mated with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol
Cruz by Anna Hackett
Captured by the Cyborg by Cara Bristol
Wyvern’s Mate by Deborah Cooke
Mission to a New Earth by Diane Burton
Pets in Space (currently reading)
WHAT I LISTENED TO IN 2016
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Champion by Marie Lu
The Crusader’s Bride by Claire Delacroix
The Last Star by Rick Yancey
Alien Hunter by Whitley Strieber
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Scarlett by Marissa Meyer (currently listening to)
COMING IN 2017
All-in-all, I’m glad 2016 is over, and I’m looking forward to what 2017 has in store. This year, my country will celebrate its 150th birthday. In fact, the celebrations started last night.
At the beginning of 2016, I’d planned to release Made For Her, Beyond Reach, Bryce, and have Jager written. Well, I managed to accomplish that and a little bit more. During NaNoWriMo, I finished writing It Took A Zombie Apocalypse, and wrote most of Jager.
So, here’s what I plan to release in 2017:
It Took A Zombie Apocalypse
Galactic Defenders: JAGER
Secret Multi-Author project
Always Her Wingman
Galactic Defenders: JACE
They may not release in that order, but those are the stories I will be focusing on, with the first two stories now in edits.
I also plan to read more. I know I say that every year, but I didn’t read near enough in 2016. What’s on my immediate to-read list?
Wyvern’s Prince by Deborah Cooke
The Roar by Emma Clayton
more Cara Bristol
more Anna Hackett
more Veronica Scott
more Sci-Fi Romance
more Books and Audio Books!
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