I’ve been staring at the screen for awhile now, trying to think of what to write about 2020.
Perhaps I should sum it up thusly: 2020 was the first year I started making digital scrapbooks, and most of my scrapbook is world events as opposed to me and my family creating memories. In 2020, we didn’t so much “create memories” as we had them seared into our brains.
So, with all the grace and pomp of a new year’s party, I suggest we dig a deep, dark hole and shove 2020 down into it.
With that out of the way, let’s move on to the update!
Looking back at 2020
I started the Boyce Nation updates in January 2020 with every intention of continuing them monthly. I posted in February, April, and July before promptly rage quitting on the year, because honestly, we all had a lot more to think about than my posts.
The intention was there. That counts, right?
Here’s a look back at what I was up to last year:
- I caught Covid, which utterly decimated my well-laid publishing plans.
- I published Wraithblade anyway!
- I had surgery to cope with my daily migraines.
- I had a friggin’ bone removed from my foot.
Yeah, quite a list of highlights, ain’t it?
As you know, Wraithblade is my current series. The launch didn’t go as well as I’d expected, but the feedback and reviews I’ve gotten are phenomenal and encouraging. In 2021, I’ll be re-launching and taking a second swing at putting this in front of more readers. I’m fairly certain I know what went wrong with the launch, and I’m getting a pretty good idea of how to better position it on take 2.
Wraithblade is going to get fresh new covers, and I’ll be completely reworking the sales page to better entice new readers.
Most importantly, though, the story itself is haunting in the best way. I’ve loved and read every single fan letter, and all I can say is thank you. Thank you so much. The feedback and compliments I’ve heard on this story, even though all you have is book 1 so far, truly makes my day sunnier.
I’m so looking forward to seeing what you think about the sequels. I have twists and turns planned that’ll leave you breathless and begging for more.
‘cuz I’m a tease.
The Current Plan
If 2020 taught me anything, it’s that plans change and we need to be flexible. To find ways to sustain our joy and optimism even if things don’t go as we expected.
Therefore, everything I’m about to say could change on a dime, and it could be moot in a month for all I know. I’m trying to let the future be hypothetical, rather than trying to set my plans in stone.
My writing goals for 2021:
- Finish the last 4 of the Wraithblade novels. (That’s right — you’ll get 5 in the series!)
- Re-launch Wraithblade (book 1) in March or April.
- Launch Wraith of Kings (book 2) in April or May.
- Publishing the remaining novels this year in a rapid-release fashion.
As the months wear on, I’ll keep you posted on what’s happening.
Of course, if you’d like to watch my daily writing progress & hear what my word count goals are each day, I share all of that live on Twitter as it happens. Feel free to follow & join in the fun with your own accountability goals.
Talk to you soon, buddy.