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Writing on the road…goals and ambitions for 2016


Every new year brings good intentions and great ambitions. This year, it’s eight novels, equalling 480,000 words, with the grand title of Project Romance: Around Australia in 8 Romances.

With such an ambitious project, I’ve invested in a few tools to help me. One is Joel Friedlander’s Book Planner which will help keep my book publishing schedule on track. The other is Joanna Penn’s Creative Freedom Course,

You can follow my progress and learn about my fun with Book Planner and Creative Freedom over at If you subscribe to my email list you will receive a weekly email with my tips and lessons learned as I try to meet my self-imposed challenge for 2016.

Here at Growing Up Writing we’ll be focusing on marketing, both my adult books, and our Cracker & Gilly series, as well as leaning the processes of creating audible books.

Oh, and I’ve just subscribed to Jason Kong’s newsletter, Storyrally, an online Marketing For Fiction Writers forum.

See you on the road.

About the author, Melinda

I'm an authorpreneur, English teacher and podcaster who dreams of a life on the road full of adventures and handsome heroes, whilst making squizillions of dollars in book sales to pay for my chocolate fix. In the real world, I write novels and non-fiction, and offer my expert advice via online courses (as soon as I make them) and writing retreats (as soon as I organise them).


  1. Richard on January 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Good luck with your 8 novels in twelve months.

    Does that mean the back burner for the other unfinished book, naming no names……

    Hi girls….we both miss you all.

    Your photos are too big for my phone.


    R @ R

    • on January 8, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Nah, it’s your worst nightmare, Cracker…I’m gunna start posting chapters of our fourth mystery, ‘Fireworks’…can you send me what we’ve written, pls

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