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Looking Forward- My 2019

New year, new goals, and new priorities at Kristy Nicolle Inc. This year marks a major departure from my regular author schedule and a movement into a less intense release schedule with my major focus being on marketing. I’ve spent the last 3 years building a solid backlist of books, and so this is year I’m growing my reach and getting those books into more reader’s hands than ever before. I’m super excited about 2019, so I wanted to share with you a few of the things I’m looking forward to in particular.

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2018- My year in Review

It’s been one hell of a year!

My second trilogy completed, my first two signings attended, two brand new diagnoses, new medication, a visit from my best friend, who crossed the Atlantic, just so we could meet for the first time, and a personal best on all counts listed above! It’s been a busy, grueling, testing year, but according to the figures, my best one yet as an indie author.

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Outlining- A Brief Guide

Outlining is the cornerstone of many writer’s creative processes, mine included. And while some people like to wing it (to any pantsers out there, I salute you) I have been a plotter, and always will be, especially when you consider the scale of the project I’m working on. Outlining for me is crucial, and if I do it right, it saves me a shit ton of work and brain power down the line when I’m trying to focus on an individual scene. So, let’s have a look at the parts of my outlining process and how I have managed to craft the stories which you guys praise so highly.

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Pain and Productivity-How I write, edit, format, and publish 400,000 words a year while battling chronic pain.

I’m asked quite regularly how I manage to stay so productive while fighting EDS, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, POTS, and swings in my blood sugar which affect my health, so I thought I’d give you guys an insight into how I operate. It’s taken me a good two years to perfect this routine, and more than once I’ve thought about delaying releases, so I can lie around and feel crappy in bed. Luckily for me, I haven’t so far, and I think the fact that I’m a professed workaholic without a 9-5 job really does help keep me productive.

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Forging the Phoenix- Creating Sephy Sinclair

Few of my female heroines have received as enthusiastic reception as one Miss Sephy Sinclair, and the way she occurred to me wasn’t entirely usual for me process wise at all. So, I thought today we’d take a look at how exactly she came about and what makes Sephy the character readers of the Ashen Touch Trilogy know and love.

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Why Freedom Through Fantasy?

There isn’t any question about why I became a writer. It’s that reason you never want to list as motivation, but something which often puts you on the path you least expect, and which if you’re lucky like me, turns out to be the exact place you should be.

I was desperate.

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