fantasy, fiction, horror, writing

Half Way Through 2020

I can’t believe we are at the half way point of the year already. Soon will be the Summer Solstice, and after that the days will be growing shorter once more and winter will be on its way.

I couldn’t have predicted the things that have happened in the last six months, but it isn’t all gloom and doom.

  • I launched my horror novel, 7 Days in Hell.
  • 7 Days in Hell reached #6 in the Amazon horror comedy charts in the UK.
  • Visitors and followers of my blog continued to grow.
  • My second blogaversary #MayMadness was a great success.
  • I showcased more wonderful women in horror on my blog in February.
  • I’ve taken part in lots of blog review tours.
  • I’ve got to know more amazing bloggers and creative people.
  • I’ve posted lots of buddy reads with my blogging friends.

What will the rest of 2020 bring? I’m not even going to tempt fate by suggesting anything, but I will share some of my writing plans that I hope will come to pass.

July

July sees the release of my fantasy novella, From The Ashes, about Rose, who sets out on a journey of personal discovery after a horrific attack makes her question her life.

July is also Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ve decided to write space opera this month. For anyone who has read my short story, Return to Hades, I’m planning on writing the story of the main character, space mutant Ebony Flambeau. Here’s a mock up cover to inspire me.

August

Due out in August, my horror novella, All of Me. A present from a neighbor divides Margaret in unforeseen ways. Will she ever be the same again?

October

Right in time for Halloween, the sequel to 7 Days in Hell 7 Weeks in Hell. Set in the Irish city of Galway, zombies are once more on the prowl. Will anyone stop them?

November

November is National Novel Writing Month. I haven’t finalized my publishing schedule for 2021 yet. All I know for certain is that I’ll be releasing the rest of the 7th Hell series. With all that horror, I think it leaves some room for fantasy. I’m already working on two fantasy novels, so November may see me starting a third. However, I’ve plenty of ideas for science fiction as well. I’ll make my final decision in October about what I’m going to write.

This year I’ll participate in Non-Fiction November, so expect plenty of reviews of non fiction books, especially pertaining to writing.

December

If you’ve read either of my collections of short stories, you’ll have encountered Dead Jimmy, zombie Private Detective. I wrote this horror novella during camp NaNoWriMo in April, and it should be ready to publish in time for Christmas.

I didn’t get this story ready in time last year, but expect it as my Christmas gift this December 21st. Inspired by real events, a young girl gets messages through a toy phone. What can it all mean?


I’m sure lots more will happen between now and the end of the year. I have several other writing projects on the go that are in too early stages to mention, but which I hope will bear fruit in a couple of months.

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15 thoughts on “Half Way Through 2020”

  1. Congratulations on a very successful first half to the year! Best of luck with the rest of the year! Looking forward to all your stories you have planned – btw love that cover! 🙂

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