Gayla Drummond

My Goal Progress

2017 Minimum Word Count Goal
Due:6 months
2017 Bonus Word Count Challenge
Due:6 months

2014, What a Ride!

Career-wise, this has been an amazing year. After 6 years of plugging away, and nearly giving up the dream, writing became my full-time job.

It’s a huge accomplishment, and one that wouldn’t have happened without the support of some very important people: Readers.

I can’t thank you folks enough for how you’ve changed my life this year, but I’ll keep trying!

Here’s to a wonderful 2015 for us all! 🙂

Thank you!


Self Challenges for 2015

Hey there! It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, as I’ve been a little busy writing fiction instead.

With the end of the year nearing, it’s time to make some plans for the approaching new year. I’ve decided to make a word switch from “goals” to “challenges” for 2015. Don’t ask. It makes sense to me, and is meant to light a fire under my butt. 🙂

My first self challenge is to write on a minimum of 267 days. The second is to write a minimum of 3,000 words on each of those days, which will result in a word count of 801,000 words for the year.

Self challenge #3 is to release 12 titles. That’s not as crazy as it may sound, because 6 of the projects I intend to complete already have from 4,400 to 40,000 words written. The other 6 will start from 0 words.

Due to the above challenges, I have a sub-challenge of launching 3 of my other series: Faecombe County, The Psionics, and Shadow Connor. My plan is to release at least 2 titles for each of them next year.

If you’re a Discord Jones fan, you’ll probably like the Faecombe County series. Especially if you’re a fan who doesn’t particularly care for on page sex scenes, because Faecombe County won’t have any of those.

However, I make no promises about the corniness level, because Faecombe County is a very Texan paranormal fantasy series. 😉

The other two series may not be to Discord fans’ tastes, as both will be somewhat darker and more adult in tone.

It’s entirely possible I’ll add a bonus challenge of writing the next Weren novel, since Deadlands Hunt is now seeing some action. So if you’re interested in that happening, let me know!

Those are my self challenges for 2015, and I’ll try to remember to post weekly or monthly updates on my progress towards winning them.

Thanks for reading! 🙂