Hello friends and welcome!
It has been a while since I last checked in with you all. Writing has been going really well for me. Creatively I’ve been very productive but I did need to let this blog slide for a bit in order to make that happen. Going forward, I plan to work on finding the balance between maintaining my creative productivity and blogging because I really enjoy blogging and connecting with all of you.
If you’ve been following me on social media, you’ll see that I am in the middle of a slow rebrand to the Kait Krna name. I originally created separate profiles for all of my pen names because I had intended to keep everything separated. However, none of the accounts were very consistently active and going forward I’d like to keep everything writing-related on one account. You’ll now find me @kait.k.writes on Instagram for all things reading and writing.
What’s happened since I last checked in?
- I won Nanowrimo in both 2021 & 2022
- I became a two-time best-selling author (under a separate pen name)
- I wrote a twisted fairy tale that was published in an anthology (under a separate pen name)
What am I looking forward to in 2023?
- Republication of my initial best-selling paranormal fiction piece, A Scream in the Night, under a new pen name. Due to the tight turnaround between drafting and publication, I had allowed this to be published under my legal name, which I would rather use for my fantasy works. I’m looking forward to taking the opportunity to clean it up and make a few minor changes before announcing the new pen name and releasing the updated copy.
- Publication of stories #2 & #3 in the 13th Floor Hotel Series, which is the paranormal series that was kicked off by A Scream in the Night. I am looking forward to continuing the story of the Hotel Treze and all that goes on. If everything goes according to plan, stories 2 & 3 will be published in the fall, leading up to Halloween. There is the potential for story #4 to be published as well, but that will depend on my progress on my priority project.
- Finalizing the draft of book 1 in my space fantasy series and drafting book 2. There is a targeted publication date for Book 1 in 2024 but the final date is going to depend on my progress. If it is felt that the book is not yet good enough to release, that date will be pushed back.
- Completing the rebrand to Kait K.
January Looking Forward
What I’m currently reading: A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J Mass
Priority Project: 13th Floor Hotel Series, specifically the revised version of A Scream in the Night. I am handing this into the editor on January 20th so that’s taking precedence over all other projects. Once that’s completed I’ll be working on completing the draft of story #3.
Researching: I am working on some research for my female profiler series to make sure that the rough outlines I have for books 1-3 are realistic.
Other Projects: I am reviewing the current draft of my space fantasy series in order to prepare for the next draft and I am working on the series outline for another fantasy series that I’ve had kicking around in my head since 2007 (epic fantasy with several different races of creatures with their own cultures and an evil force that must be defeated).
I look forward to sharing all aspects of my literary journey with you all.