Looking Back at 2022 and Looking Forward to 2023

I can’t believe this year is almost over, I know a lot of people say that every year and I’m probably someone that does that as well, but this year really did fly by. Please tell me I’m not the only one that feels this year? 

Anyway, I wanted to take a look back at this year, well more like the highlights of this year and tell you a few of the plans for next year that I’ve been working on. I have a few really big things coming in 2023, exciting things!! 

First let’s look at 2022

(Just a few images from the year. To see more check out my Instagram!)

This year has been a exciting year for me. I was able to reach a lot of my goals. I became a published author this year and I published two novels with a total combined word count of 237,279 words. Damn that’s a lot of words! 

I have loved my author journey so far, I’m not saying it wasn’t hard at all, because it has been. I have been non stop busy this year. Ended up having to take two months off due to being sick, but other than that I worked on my books and publishing career every single day. It’s a learning process for sure. 

I had planned to release 3 books this year, that sadly didn’t happen, getting as sick as I was hadn’t been part of the plan and messed that up. But it’s okay, two books my first year being an author is an amazing feat. I also started doing some live streams over on Twitch this year, not sure if I’m going to bring those back this upcoming year, but I did enjoy my time over there. 

I also found out that B&N are selling book #2 on their website and here soon, they will be selling book 1 and 2 in the store close to me here in FL. Super excited about that, but more about that in the next section of this post. (Getting a bit ahead of myself here!) 

It has been a good year, a busy one but a great one. So many amazing things happened, I didn’t even list half of them because if I did this post would be so long. I can’t wait to see what comes next. Speaking of that, let’s take a look at some upcoming plans. 

A Look at my Plans for 2023

So, let’s see where should I start. I have two books planned for 2023 and one maybe book! Books 3 and 4 in the First to Fight series are the two I have planned to publish in this upcoming year. The maybe book is a secret project that we will have to see if I have time to publish. I’m hoping to have book 3, Third to Come Home, published sometime in May or June and then book 4 in October or November. Cross your fingers for me that this happens. 

(These are just tentative plans! These plans could change. )

Other than publishing goals I have some other things that I’m looking forward to in 2023. I have a few ideas for book boxes that I’m working on and another secret creative project that I should be announcing soon. 

Like I said I have tons of plans for this upcoming year. I will more than likely announce these things first on my Instagram, so if you’re not following me over there, you need to do so right away! 

Alright, so there was a glimpse into my plans for 2023 and a look back at this amazing year. I can’t wait to see where 2023 will take us. This is the second to last blog post for me for the year, there will be one more next week, but it’s going to be a short and sweet one. 

Do you have any special plans for 2023? Or are you a just wing it kind of person? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your plans or non plans 🤣

If you celebrate Christmas, I want to wish you Merry Christmas. If you celebrate another holiday, I want to say Happy Holidays! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with friends and family. 

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