Musings in the Dark: Year-End Wrap-Up


Year-End Wrap-Up

So 2017 is a wrap!  Is it me or did that year go by fast?  It's like I can't keep up.  Like certain plans were made (or thought of) with a particular time frame in mind, but before you know it, the year has passed and you haven't done a damn thing you intended.

Side note: I did publish Tainted in 2017, so there's that.

I did a lot of traveling this year.  This time last year saw me in Venice with Noob.  I went to Paris in March, Jamaica in June, Cancun in July, relocated to Indonesia in August, and celebrated my birthday in Bali.  Busy year, five new passport stamps.

I have not dedicated any time to blogging, as I'm so exhausted when I get home from work.  I can't think straight and half the time, I'm not sure what it is I have to say.  I hate this, but I'm the only one who can change this whole situation.  It probably will come down to me setting a weekly alarm and devoting 2 hours to writing anything I want...including fanfic.

I am excited for what 2018 will bring.  Black Panther, for one.  I'm so stoked to see that movie; I may take a day off work so that the theater isn't super crowded.  I'm also planning at least two or three trips: Singapore, Malaysia and Korea (I think).  

I plan to start back working on the Nightingales books now that Tainted's published.  I look forward to dropping back into the shenanigans going on in Atlantic Station.  Book 3, Whispers, should be ready for publication in 2019.

I'm also working on something else that I hope will be ready for publication in October of this year.  I've been putting it off, but no more.  It's important to clear the mental decks of everything except Nightingales so that I can finally begin writing the Blade Dancer series.

So many stories, so little time.

I sincerely hope that your holiday was pleasant and wonderful.  Mine was.  Take care, Dilettantes!  2018 is upon us and may we make it the year we want it to be.

Talk to you soon.  ~A


  1. Why didn't you come to Antigua man? It is not that far from Jamaica. LOL!!!

    Yes to Singapore, Malaysia and Korea. Hopeful I will have these stamped in my passport this year. But I can't just wish for it, I actually have to get up off my butt to make it happen.

    I am also going to start blogging here for now until I can pay for hosting my own website. Until then I will use blogger as it is free. Nothing is on there yet. But before the week ends for sure.

  2. I always look forward to your end of the year wrap-up. You accomplished a lot in 2017. I bought your latest book and look forward to the October release. Wishing you a spectacular 2018.

    1. Thanks, CiCi. I appreciate your support. I hope you enjoy Tainted. Hopefully I'll have another book drop this year! Happy New Year to you!

  3. I am so mad at Amazon Kindle. I published 3 short books last week. Over the weekend they threw the books into the wrong category, messing out things for me. I contact them Monday to get them to fix things. They e-mailed me back on Tuesday saying no, do it myself. Putting the books back int other right category on my end won't work, because they are only going to move them again. Other authors has complained about the same thing.

    Yesterday I deleted all 3 books. I made new covers, changed my keywords around, extended the title of the books and published the first book again today.

    They did this to me a few years ago with another book. So hopefully this will make sure they leave my books alone.


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