READER FRIDAY: Good News Friday – Come Share Your Accomplishments

We all love hearing good news. It bolsters our community and encourages all of us to strive for more. Tell us what you have written or what you are currently writing that you’re most proud of & why. Or share any accolades/good news. Good fortune is contagious.

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About Jordan Dane

Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She is the author of young-adult novels written for Harlequin Teen, the Sweet Justice thriller series for HarperCollins., and the Ryker Townsend FBI psychic profiler series, Mercer's War vigilante novellas, and the upcoming Trinity LeDoux bounty hunter novels set in New Orleans. Jordan shares her Texas residence with two lucky rescue dogs. To keep up with new releases & exclusive giveaways, click HERE

34 thoughts on “READER FRIDAY: Good News Friday – Come Share Your Accomplishments

  1. Nothing major, but I’ve reached my word count goals for the last 3 weeks. YAHOO!!!!!

  2. I sent two short stories out this month. I’m yet unpublished, but I’m getting more optimistic because the latest story is creepy and compelling, the kind of stuff I like to read. I’m proud of it.

  3. Put the WIP on hold while I proof listen to the narration of my newest release. Can’t juggle two projects worth a damn. My narrator sends me chapters in batches, so once I finish this batch, I’ll get back to writing.

  4. I have written and published my memoir: “Life in the Balance-Lessons Learned in the ER.” Paperback and e-book on Amazon.
    Teaching myself to write fiction this year confirms that adage: “you have a fool for a teacher and a student who’s a dunce.” But, with help from my betas, I’m working hard on the project.
    Thanks for reading!

  5. I’m most excited about my current WIP. All the parts are falling in to place nicely–structure, character arcs, tention, everything! I think it’ll be submission worthy when I finish it.

  6. I’ll share that as of this moment I’m at a B&B in Woodinville, WA, enjoying a writer’s “retreat” with seven or eight other folks. We’re getting some group instruction, and also one-on-one with two great teacher/mentors. We’ll be together until Sunday. I’ve been looking forward to this since last fall, and here I am!

    The instruction covers some subjects I’ve not seen in other, larger writers conferences. Craft is covered, yes. Marketing, branding, social media, etc., yes. But here’s where it’s a bit different.

    I’m learning to know who I am as a writer and what stories I absolutely must write. I’m digging deep into the life I’ve known so far, so that I can excavate those tales that are unique to me and that no one else can write in exactly the same way.

    And I’m loving it! So that’s my good news-I’m taking another step of learning on the path to writing great stories.

  7. I had my first creepy (love that word) short story published in Close2theBone, and I’m half way into number two in the Blanche Murninghan mystery series (why is it going so slow–I want to be on five). The first, Saving Tuna Street, comes out in June. Yay! Thanks for asking, Jordan

  8. Thanks for the opportunity to highlight recent accomplishments.

    Last week we ran several promotions on my novel, “The Watch on the Fencespost,” including a BookBub Featured Deal. As a result, the book achieved the #1 best seller status in all of its categories. (Christian Mystery, Christian Mystery & Suspense, Christian Mystery & Suspense Romance.) It also broke into the top 100 Kindle books sold on one of the days. Now I know what cloud 9 looks like.

  9. How could you know how much I needed this kind of positive affirmation today, Jordan? Thank you!
    My local writer’s group published our first group project early this year: a science-fiction/fantasy anthology.
    Having writers of every level of experience come together on this has been extremely challenging, but I believe everyone learned something, even the “old guard” of self-pub veterans.
    And we already have a submission deadline set for the second anthology.
    This is a fantastic opportunity for me to publish a serialized “prequel” to my current fantasy series work-in-progress

  10. Thank you for posting such an interesting request, Jordan.

    I’m pleased on two (Indie) fronts: writing and marketing (the two go hand in hand for me). I was able to break through a logjam on my current novel’s WIP outlining, partly due to recent posts here. And I’m cheered by my drip-drip-drip results with Amazon Advertising. My numbers aren’t big but they keep chugging along, especially on the ebook side. Slow but steady is my mantra.

  11. I have five books published. Four in my Lions and Lambs Christian supernatural thriller series (editing book five now) and one attempt at a Cozy Mystery for some fans who couldn’t handle the intense emotions of the series, Without Strings. Definitely not my forte and not one of my favorite books, but some readers like it. Which is sweet, but there won’t be another one of those with my name attached.

    After book five of the series is published, I have a fantasy to finish, Plighted. 🙂

  12. I have had several really cool things happen recently.

    1. Finished my trilogy, ICE HAMMER. The audiobook of the final book was just uploaded to my publisher yesterday. 4 years of writing & recording finally behind me.

    2. Got a contract to record John Gilstrap’s latest Jonathan Grave thriller in a few weeks. The highlight of my spring every year.

    3. Had the rights returned to me for my recording of the Bible I did for a major publisher who got bought out by a bigger/majorer publisher and decided they had no mechanism to follow through on the contract I had with the previous publisher. Therefore, with the files and rights back in my hands, I started my own Christian Audiobook Production Company, and published the first-ever full audiobook version of the John Nelson Darby translation of the Bible. Five years and a chunk of money later, the dream should be coming to fruition in a few more weeks, once Audible does its last bits.

    4. Started writing the first draft of my first ever Historical Fiction series, Blood of Princes, set in the period of the Mongol invasion of Europe in the 1240s.

    5. Started research and outlining of my first ever Fantasy series, Kings of Earth. Set in the pre-Noahic period of history. Nephilim, Angels, Demons, and supernatural powers tied to the power of the human voice.

    Other than that, 2020 has started out as a very boring year.

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