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Lydia Joy Nickerson

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New Year’s Resolutions, Publication Dates, and Life Changes

Hey there! Sorry it’s been so long since I last wrote. Sometimes I don’t entirely know what to say, or even what to write. I don’t know how interested you would be with my life, the movies/tv shows I like, the books I read, or even the games I play. So I tend to stay quiet and keep to myself.


I plan on changing that this year. Every week I will post something on my blog, be it story ideas, progress reports, drawings I’ve made (or ones that other’s have made) tv show/movie/game reviews, or just life in general. That’s Resolution #1, write a blog post a week, even if it’s just something silly.


As for my life changes, I recently got married to the man of my dreams. He married me on Halloween 2017 <3. Our life is going awesome together. I was also dropped by my publisher last month. I was told it was because my books weren’t selling as well as they had hoped. So now I am going to be moving forward publishing my stories by myself.


That hits Resolution #2, do not give up hope. No matter what. I’ve come to the conclusion that so long as one person reads my stories, I’m happy.


Resolution #3, do not compare myself to other authors. This is a big one for me. Considering I was constantly trying to compare myself to quite a few of the authors I’ve read and gave up hope on ever being as good as them. I am good, just the way I am. So I need to remember Resolution #2, because I was giving up hope because of that.


Now on to the last item on my agenda: Publication Dates! I’m mostly going to be focusing on Barrel of a Gun, as that’s the story that I am looking forward to the most. There’s also the hope that I will continue trying to make sense of what I was trying to write with Fire of the Night, but for now, that one is a back burner.


So for 2018, these are the dates I’m hoping for my books to be published. If they change for any reason I will keep you updated.


January 31, 2018 – Barrel of a Gun: Chasing Dreams


This was originally a romance Novella I had published last year. I’m going to be sprucing it up and making it part of the Barrel of a Gun series. I had originally planned for it to take place there, as Joy also shows up in Trigger. This will become the footstone that is the beginning of Barrel of a Gun.


April 25, 2018 – Barrel of a Gun: Marissa Journals #1


This is one of the stories I was already planning for a while, it follows Marissa, an inventor that knows Rose from Trigger. This was going to be a later Novella, however, with the changes I’m making to my Apocalyptic Series, this will be better suited for coming along earlier.


July 25, 2018 – Barrel of a Gun: Beauty is Found Within


This story came to me when I decided to change around Trigger a little bit. Instead of making the story happen in the past I wanted something to happen to make sure that the events Trigger could happen at any time, without the need to think of a time crunch. It will also shed light to a character that won’t show up until Barrel of a Gun: Suppressor.


September 26, 2018 – Barrel of a Gun: Trigger


The revamped version of Trigger without a specific date in mind. It will still follow the basic plot with a few differences to it. Like the aforementioned lack of a time crunch. Not to mention maybe a few newer chapters mentioned here and there.


TBD – Fire of the Night: Treacherous Beginnings


The first real story I ever wrote. This story has been through a lot of changes and now it’s going to finally become the story I want it to be. I don’t have a date set, like I said, I want to focus on Barrel of a Gun first. Though this story has been on my mind for years.


TBD – The Elementals: Life and Death


Yet another story that has been on my mind for years. My first National Novel Writing Month I ever did was based around these two. As time went on I grew more and more attached to Life and Death and the other ten Elementals from Jericho. I mention a few of them in Trigger, which is part of the reason why I want to pick up this story again. And I will, at some point.


That about does it! Keep writing, dudes! And don’t forget to be awesome!




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