Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Writer Wednesday: 2017 At a Glance

2017 is the year of taking control of my career. Here's what I plan to do this year, though this is just a rough outline and isn't totally filled in yet:

  • Edits booked for the entire month
  • January 16, 2017  Release Fading Into the Shadows (YA, paranormal, Kelly Hashway) 
  • January 21, 2017 Attend the Pocono Writers Conference

  • Edits booked for the entire month
  • Final proof of Lies We Tell (Adult suspense, Kelly Hashway)

  • Edits booked for the entire month
  • March 18, 2017 Sign at YA Fest

  • Edits booked for the entire month
  • April 10, 2017 Release Lies We Tell (Adult suspense, Kelly Hashway) 

May: (Still booking edits)
  • Write the second book in my adult psychic mystery series.
  • Proof It Was Always You (Adult romance, Ashelyn Drake)
  • Tentative date for local Book Expo signing

  • Write book two in my Sapphire Springs series (Adult romance, Ashelyn Drake)
  • Considering opening up to ebook formatting services

  • July 10, 2017 Release It Was Always You (Adult romance, Ashelyn Drake) 
  • Take a blogging break

  • 1 Edit booked so far
  • Proof Unseen Evil (YA paranormal, Kelly Hashway)

September: (Still booking edits)
  • Send Evil Unleashed  (YA paranormal, Kelly Hashway) to my editor

October: (Still booking edits)
  • October 9, 2017 Release Unseen Evil (YA paranormal, Kelly Hashway) 
  • Send Love on Hold (Adult romance, Ashelyn Drake) to my editor

November: (Still booking edits)
  • Proof Secrets We Keep (Adult suspense, Kelly Hashway)
  • NaNo? Probably unofficially this year.

December: (Still booking edits)
  • Get adult psychic mystery #1 ready to send to my editor.

So that's how my year is starting to take shape. I'm sure I'll add a lot to this, and as you can see, I didn't list everything. Marketing is ongoing, so I didn't put that on here. I also didn't put cover design or cover reveals on here. I'm considering this outline a work-in-progress, much like 2017. ;)

What does your year look like?

*If you have a question you'd like me to answer from the other side of the editor's desk, feel free to leave it in the comments and I'll schedule it for a future post.


  1. You are *organized* and could probably teach a class on this. I am, once again, impressed^ !

    1. I have to schedule everything, which is funny because in college I was the girl who'd convince my friends to drop everything and take a spontaneous road trip. I guess I grew up. ;)

  2. Wow that's a neat outline of your year in writing Kelly. Best of luck and Happy 2017!

  3. Looks like a brilliant year for you.

  4. Wow! This is impressive! I can't plan that far ahead. I have goals for the year (not calling them resolutions this year). I planned out two weeks to start the year, and will probably keep doing that as I go along!

    Good luck!

    1. You have to do whatever works for you. I have my schedule planned through 2019, but I'm crazy like that. ;)

  5. What an impressive line up, Kelly. You're an inspiration.

  6. Whew! That's a busy year already. I'm keeping my year open. There will be some major changes around my household, and I'm just trying to be flexible enough to work around them. Seasons of life, eh?

  7. You've inspired me to plan out my year, too! I tend to just try to do everything at once and feel guilty I can't get it all accomplished!

  8. Have a fun & fruitful 2017, Kelly! (And take good care of your health.) Mine will be one as well, I aim. Teeheehee. Am working on ghostwriting and my own writing + a side illustration project.


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