Thursday, January 10, 2013

Put Your Promise in a Time Capsule

Hello all –

This is a fun post suggested by Kate Evangelista and I thought I would do a post of my own. Please leave me a comment!

Make yourself a post so your friends can leave you a message in the comments section with their thoughts about you, their wishes for you for next year, etcetera. In the post itself, leave a message for yourself... anything you can look back on next year and reminisce about. On January 10th, 2013, edit the post to Saved As Draft. In December of 2013, re-publish the post so you can look through your old comments from the year before and see the difference a year makes. On the post, you must add the HTML of the original meme from Dreamwidth (must give credit where credit is due).


Here's my message:
Warning: Red Hot Romance
Author - keep one of these
handy!

Hi, Cathryn

What a year 2012 has been. You finally took the big leap from teaching and writing to full-time romance author! Little did you know how exciting it would be or how much your writing would grow. 

You knew you wanted to write full time, but you had no idea how hard you would work to balance creating, business and promotion.

You're scared that you'll lose your way in this new world, but no matter what, you know you'd never miss this journey.

Since you moved home to Montana this summer, you've missed your Rose City Romance Writers in Portland, altho you stay in touch online. You met the energetic, talented Montana Romance Writers, and even attended the mini-con at Fairmont Hot Springs in September. 

You went to Emerald City Con in Seattle, to learn about self-publishing and promotion. You had fun networking with your friends, but you resolve to be more organized next year, and make appointments with the writers whom you want to connect at a con.

You've just finished your 4th Hawaiian Heroes book. Burning up the Rain may just be the best of the series, and you were sad to say Aloha to Nawea Bay, especially as you know a real visit to Hawaii probably isn't in the cards this year. But you also know the Ho'omalus, their powers, and their aloha spirit will always be part of you.

This fall, you stretched yourself! You took Carol Hughes' fabulous Deep Story class, and you know the pacing Hollywood screenwriters use to create blockbusters will revolutionize your writing. You've already plugged it in to the WriteWayPro program and used it to deepen your WIP and to plan and plot 2 new series for 2013! Your writing is so much faster and more on track now.

You've finished re-writing your Free Read Heart of Stone with RedCircleInk EditingGilded Heart Design created a gorgeous new cover, and you're so excited to self-publish this novella and Heart of Steel that you can hardly sit still. 

You're hoping planning that 2013 will be your best year yet as an author. You plan to finish 6 books, let even more readers know about your writing, and take advantage of the new opportunities for romance writers that are popping up every day--audio books, international distribution, and book trailers.

You're excited, but nervous. Can you write 2 different series simultaneously? In 2 different romance genres? You believe you can, because altho Club 3 is contemporary and The LodeStar Series is sci fi, they are both erotic romance, with the Cathryn Cade stamp of red hot romance with some adventure, danger and laughter in the mix. 

You're also the new Night Owl Reviews Magazine Romance Zone columnist. You're having a ball writing the column, and hearing back from romance readers.

I can't wait to hear from you at the end of 2013. What have you accomplished? Did you meet your goals or surpass them? What do you dream and plan for 2014?.


Sincerely,
Cathryn Cade  of 2012


... red hot romance!
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Please feel free to use the meme for your blog. It's a great way to end the year and start a new one. Please leave your well wishes in the comments section.


Happy New Year everyone!


THE TIME CAPSULE MEME