Workin’ on it

This month’s IWSG blog topic is to think back to this year past and decide if I could have done something better.

Well, I could always have done better.

I know that I took way too long to write Through the Storm. I’m not quite sure why it took so long, but I do know that writing that book was difficult for me. I wanted it to be perfect and I wanted it to be fun and so I took my time on it. I feel as if I lost time as well–somehow couldn’t and didn’t write as quickly as I could have and should have.

This is definitely something I’m working on.

I certainly haven’t finished my next book My Gentleman Thief too much faster even though I did get through most of the writing of it pretty quickly. On this one, it’s the editing that’s killing me, but I’ll get it done… just not published quite when I’d hoped. 

Certainly, the biggest lesson I’m taking away from all of this slow writing is that it’s better to have a good book than one that’s written quickly. Is the world going to end if I publish two books instead of three in a year? Is it going to come to a screeching halt if I only publish one?


I’ll be a little disappointed in myself, but I’ll live and hopefully my readers will appreciate a better written book rather than one that has simply reached their hands as quickly as possible.

It’s hard to think that the end of the year is just around the corner. Somehow it doesn’t feel as if it’s that close, and yet, I know that if I take a long blink it’ll be New Year’s Eve. So I’ll spend my time over the next month finishing up my book, getting it ready to be published and planning and looser, easier set of goals for next year.

Check back here before the end of the year and I’ll tell you how I set my goals. I’ll go through what I’d planned for this 2017 and talk about 2018 as well.


Meredith Bond is an award-winning author of a series of traditionally published Regency romances and indie-published paranormal romances. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith’s heart belongs to her husband and two children. Meredith’s second favorite pastime is teaching others to write.

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