Jae

Award-Winning Author of Slow-Burn Romances between Strong Women

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Looking back at 2020 and my writing goals for 2021

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I always do an annual review at the end of a year and set my writing goals for the coming year.

Oh boy! A year ago, none of us had any idea what 2020 had in store for us! A pandemic, two lockdowns, wildfires in Australia, natural disasters, BLM protests, murder hornets, a nerve-racking election in the US… In a nutshell, if 2020 had been a book, it would have been a dystopian novel, a thriller, or maybe a horror novel for sure!

But let’s take a look at how I did on my goals for 2020 anyway.

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Looking back at 2019 and writing goals for 2020

  Like for many of us, the beginning of a new year is a time to look back at the past year for me—and a time to make plans and goals for the new year. Goal setting has helped me a lot as a full-time writer. So, let’s see how I did on my goals for 2019:   Write and publish two English novels.  I did achieve that goal. Not the Marrying Kind, book 2 of the Fair Oaks series, was published in May. The Roommate Arrangement, a romance novel about a feisty comedian and a brooding former cop, was …

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2018 in review and my writing goals for 2019

Like for many of us, the beginning of a new year is a time to look back at the past year for me—and a time to make plans and goals for the new year. Goal setting has helped me a lot as a full-time writer. So, let’s see how I did on my goals for 2018:   Write and publish two English novels.  I did achieve that goal, but the second novel wasn’t the one I expected. I published Just for Show, a romance novel about a fake relationship, in February. Novel #2 wasn’t another book in the Portland Police …

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2017 in review and my writing goals for 2018

2017 is drawing to a close. Just three more days and we’ll be into 2018. For me, the week between Christmas and the New Year is always a time to look back at the past year and make goals for the next year. So, how did I do on my writing goals for 2017? A year ago, I posted my goals for 2017, which were: Write and publish two English novels.  I did achieve that goal. My medical romance Falling Hard was published in April, and Perfect Rhythm, a romance novel with an asexual main character, was published in September. …

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Review of my 2016 goals and my writing goals for 2017

2016 was a year that was challenging and stressful, but at the same time also very rewarding.   Review of my goals for 2016   A year ago, I posted my writing goals for 2016, which were:   1. Write and publish two English novels, Shaken to the Core, (historical romance) and one that is tentatively titled Connected (contemporary romance). I did achieve that goal. Shaken to the Core was published in June, and Heart Trouble (which got a new title during the writing process) came out in October. Both received great reviews, so readers seem to be as happy with how these …

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