Saturday, January 14, 2023

New Beginnings by Merrillee Whren

This time of year everyone is talking about new beginnings. It's nice to start the new year with a clean slate with a whole year stretching out in front of us, a year to accomplish goals, maybe goals we failed to meet last year. I rarely make resolutions for a new year. I don't pick out a word for my year. I do have a few goals in mind. 

Here they are:

I will write at least one new novel this year. I intend to write the sixth and final book in my Kellersburg series. Right now the fifth book in the series, Hometown Hero, is on sale for 99 cents. You can find the buy links below.

 
 
I also want to add a novella to my Happiness in Hallburg series. These novellas feature Christmas and puppies.

My plans for the year also include making my books available in paperback as well as ebook format. I'm also going to try my hand at narrating an audio book. I have the tools, and I'm going to give it my best shot. If you like to listen to audio books, Apple has made several of my Front Porch Promises books available in audio book form using AI technology. You can listen to a sample to see how you like it. You can find them at this link at the bottom of the page.

What do you think of AI technology for audio books?

Happy New Year,

Merrillee

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.


4 comments:

  1. You have impressive goals! Adding paperback versions of your books and going into audio sounds like an adventure. I hope you have great success!

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    1. Thanks, Roxanne. We need to fix my internet speed before I can accomplish those goals. We have a repair person coming on Saturday.

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  2. As a reader, your goal of writing the final Kellersburg novel and a new Happiness in Hallburg novella make me smile. I am confident that you will be successful in your effort. Those of us who enjoy reading a paper book or listening to an audiobook will surely be thrilled to have those options available for more of your books. Nobody can express (and read) the emotions intended as the author can, so I expect that your venture into recording your own audiobooks will be a success. Thanks for sharing your goals for the new year.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. My internet speed has slowed to a crawl, and I'm having trouble getting on line. Sorry for the late response.

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