Happy 2016!

Hello 🙂

It’s been a while since I posted last – far longer than I intended it to be, but that’s pretty much par for the course with me and blogging I’m afraid. I write so many posts in my head, and completely fail to type them into the computer!

In December in particular, I should have been around, telling you about Christmas books I’ve written in the past. And I should probably have done a post all about what I did during 2015 – especially since 2015 was a good year for me.

I didn’t do any of that. Mostly because I was busy taking stock in a different way. I took December off writing and editing (my first ever “holiday from writing”) and spent it thinking about where I am with my writing, what direction I want to go in next, and how best to get there.

I don’t have any huge dramatic conclusions to share. But I did make some decisions, which I hope will allow me to build on the improvements in my health from 2015, and ultimately produce more books.

I kind of expected to come out of December with a plan and a schedule for 2016. Instead I came out with the realisation that I’m going to do my dammedest to avoid planning and scheduling anything in advance.

One of the reasons I switched to self publishing is so that I don’t have to plan so far ahead or stick to deadlines. (Because, due to my energy levels being hugely unpredictable, plans and deadlines are stressful and impracticable for me.) However, habits are hard to break and I took the formal publishing mindset over to self pub with me. I gave myself just as many deadlines as publishers ever did.

So, in 2016, I’m going to make myself take one project at a time. I’ll pick my first project and do it to the very best of my ability. Then, when the first project is finished, I’ll pick my next project and do the same.

My first project for this year is the second edition of Pushing the Envelope. It was originally released in 14 parts. I’m going to tweak and re-edit it, as well as (probably) add two more parts.

The new edition will be released all in one ebook – kind of a series box set thing.

It will be released as and when it’s ready. No advanced scheduling, remember?

So, there we are.

2015 was a much better year than I expected – both health wise and professionally. It was hundreds of times better than 2014.

Here’s to hoping that 2016 will be an even better year for us all!


Kim Dare


8 thoughts on “Happy 2016!

  1. I am glad you had a break and hope you rested a bit too. Taking on one project at a time sounds like a really good idea to me (says she who is always trying to juggle too much). Sorry I don’t know pushing the envelope, so will look forward to it. Happy new year to you 🙂


    • Juggling is so addictive! It’s a hard habit to break – especially if you’re a spread sheet addict like me, lol.

      Pushing the Envelope is from a while back. A lot of people weren’t able to get it the first time around. Hope you’ll like the new version.

      Hope 2016 is being kind to you *Hugs*

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  2. Oh I love the Pushing the Envelope and I own each and everyone but I’d sure love to have them all neatly packed into one book, and as far as two new installments yes please!!!!

    I’ll be waiting for it ^^

    All the best to you for 2016 =D Hope it’ll be a great year ^^


    • Hi Christina,

      I’m so sorry your comment got blocked. I was sure I’d managed to switch off moderation, but apparently I still haven’t done it right *sigh*

      Pushing the Envelope is coming on nicely – just starting work on the new additions this week 🙂

      Hope 2016 is been fantastic for you so far 🙂


      Kim Dare.


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