Join Prism Book Alliance® as Jeff Adams goes Outside the Margins today.
As I write this, just a handful of days before 2016 starts, I can’t help but look back over 2015. It was an amazing year and the readers of Prism Book Alliance are among those I need to thank for making it that way.
It was this time last year that I decided I wanted to write more than a single novel and one or two short stories in a year. I wanted to take steps to become a full time writer. Quitting my day job wasn’t something that could happen in a single year, but it was time to move in that direction. Writing became a business rather than a hobby. I put my projects on a schedule and worked to optimize the time I spent on the writing business.
It worked too.
I wrote and published more than I ever thought possible during a year. It started in January with Hat Trick Overtime: Summer Camp and concluded in December with Holiday Hotel Hookup. In between those one novel (Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot), two novellas (Flipping for Him and Dancing for Him) and two shorts (Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa and Hat Trick Overtime: Reunion) came out.
And make no mistake, even though writing was a business, I had awesome time doing the work.
I produced even more during the year than could get into reader’s hands. In February there’ll be a short story and a novella coming out. You’ll learn more about those as the release dates get closer.
Even better than all the writing, was talking with more readers than ever before. Between cons, blogs, emails, Facebook and Twitter, I had so many wonderful discussions about books, hockey, shows, music and so much more. I’m truly thankful to have the chance to connect with so many incredible people.
Towards the end of the year I teamed up with my husband, Will, to create Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast, which has been so much fun. I wrote about the show here last month and we continue to have a great time producing it. I especially like talking to fellow authors and hearing from listeners about the Question of the Week and the other topics covered on the show.
The past couple weeks I’ve been planning 2016. I’m stretching myself to write some stories that are different than anything I’ve tried. It’s a little scary pushing the boundaries, but it’s a challenge that’s going to be awesome. My goal is to write at least as much as I did in 2015 (and maybe more). With publishing schedules, it’s quite likely that some of it won’t get into readers hands until 2017, but I still plan to get quite a few things out into the world in the coming twelve months as well.
I hope you’re planning an incredible 2016 for yourself. I’d love to hear what you’re looking to do in the new year so please leave a comment below.
About Jeff AdamsJeff Adams is the author of the Hat Trick series of young adult/new adult stories. He’s also the author of several m/m romance shorts. Jeff and his husband, Will, live in the rural peace of Northern California. Besides writing about hockey in many of his stories, he covers the Detroit Red Wings, and reviews books that feature gay hockey players, for PuckBuddys.com (http://www.PuckBuddys.com). You can learn all about Jeff’s writing at jeffadamswrites.com (http://www.jeffadamswrites.com/). You can also follow him on Twitter @hockeyguynyc https://twitter.com/hockeyguynyc). and sign up for his email list (http://eepurl.com/7TJC9) to get the latest updates.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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