better later than never

Well, hello 2016. And, gosh, didn’t you come around quickly? I was going to do some kind of wrap-up of 2015, like I did last year, but it sort of encapsulates something about the year just gone that I, well, didn’t. And then I was going to do a sort of resolutiony post for 2016 but I’ve kind of missed the window for that as well. Also I find resolution posts a bit depressing since nine times out of ten they persist as an ever-lasting testimony of my failure to live up to them.

2016 news in a nutshell for the six people who are reading this blog but aren’t on the newsletter and yet are still interested enough to want to know what’s happening with me:

  • Glitterland has just been released on audio (voiced by dudeHawke from Dragon Age 2 for anybody who knows that means) and is currently available on Audible.
  • Prosperity will also be released on audio later in the year (also voiced by Hawke by Dragon Age 2)
  • For Real will also also be released on audio later in the year. This will not be voiced by Hawke from Dragon Age 2, but please don’t hold that against it
  • My unbelievably nerdy contemporary m/m, Looking For Group, will be released sometime in August.
  • There’s also two historicals on the horizon, Nettlefield, my not-exactly romance, about a priest and a prostitute, and a work in progress that too superstitious to talk about until it’s written.
  • Potentially another contemporary but see above regarding superstitiousness.

I was honestly kind of in a panic at the end of 2015 because I thought 2016 was looking pretty empty. But that turned out to be entirely untrue and I’m really excited about All The Things. I’m also back on Twitter, for them as care, and the website has a new lick o’ paint.

Actually, having said I don’t like resolutions posts, the one resolution I have made for 2016 and do intend to keep to is that I want to this blog to be a little more light-hearted. In the spirit of which, I’ve been meaning for a while to write a series of posts about board games. Because board games are fun, and I talk about them a lot on social media, and half the time people don’t have a clue what I’m going on about. So, err, that’s my blogging plan for the next few weeks and months. Assuming I remember have a blogging plan, of course.

Otherwise, happy 2016. As ever you can catch me in Hassell and Hall on Facebook. And please sign up for my newsletter of broken promises. I mean, not intentionally broken promises. It’s just every time I send one out, I’m always like “see you next time for this awesome things” but then something even more awesome happens, so I write about that instead. The awesome thing I’m supposed to be including with the next mailing is a sneak peak at the Prosperity audio but there’s also the possibility of a Nettlefield excerpt. 

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6 Responses to better later than never

  1. Pam/Peejakers says:

    Aww, here you are, finally, yay! I’ve been hoping you’d post something again one of these days 🙂 I’m super happy 2016 is turning out better than you expected & also excited about All The Things!

    And you actually did give us some hints of things that weren’t in your newsletter, I think? (unless I’ve forgotten) so, cool beans! 🙂

    Looking forward to the light-hearted posting. You know how much I love your serious stuff, but I have missed seeing your lighter side here lately. He’s a really fun & lovely guy <3

    Happy 2016 to you love <3

    • Alexis Hall says:

      Yay – thank you 🙂 I’ve been meaning to dust off my blog, but not getting round to it. And also I’m very bad at keeping up to date with my own news, which is weird. But there definitely comes a point when you’ve ranted all the rant – although given how bad I am keeping resolutions, let’s see how long I manage to stay out of politics 😉

      And belatedly Happy 2016 to you too. <3

  2. Jody-Anne says:

    Well Hello, you are back! So happy to see a WordPress notification in my inbox, I have missed reading your articles over the last couple of months, always so insightful…and then the comments too. Hoping you had a lovely break and am looking forward to your blog in 2016.
    Resolutions shesmesalutions, I gave them up years ago because I never stuck to them, then it’s guilt and who’s got time for that!
    Looking forward to the audiobooks. Could listen to them to and from work. Haven’t listened to one in years – last one was one of Tim Winton’s (West Aust writer whose books are set here) as my girlfriends and I travelled to and back from Margaret River. I was at my street then just kept on driving for another half hour or so as IT WAS THE LAST CHAPTER and I had to know how it ended! Oh. Maybe that would be bad for me now…..sitting in the car park at work, listening, listening until the end of a chapter!!
    Happy New Year Alexis (it is Chinese New Year now), wishing you all good things, your muse to give you amazing gifts, and happiness.
    xx

    • Alexis Hall says:

      Aww, thank you, that’s really kind. Although my blog is probably going to be a politics free zone for a little while – so any insights will likely be restricted to, err, board games and photocopiers and other nonsense. I did have a lovely break, thank you, but I’m glad to be back 🙂

      I also listen to audiobooks on my way to work. I remember I was walking across the parks one day, listening to PRINCE OF MIDNIGHT and suddenly this sex scene was happening, and Nicholas Boulton was purring in my ear about nipples … and it was all very embarrassing, like everyone could somehow hear. Nipples aside, I do really like audiobooks, they’re a different way interact with books, especially when the narration is good. I also have a fondness for autobiographies read by the subject – I love the feeling of intimacy that gives.

      And here’s my belated wishes for an awesome 2016 to you too 🙂

  3. Christina says:

    ohmygodbabes!! Glitterland in Audio?!?!?! Glitterland was the first book EVER to reach me on such a deep personal level. As cheesy/cliche as this will sound I felt as my soul recognized Ash immediately and we became friends. Or as close as two people with those problems can be. Then Dorian. I’m in love with him. Thank you for writing a story where one of the main characters has such a mental disability. I’m sure others around the globe appreciate knowing someone acknowledges that we actually suffer from these issues.

    I’m glad I found this blog. 🙂 I’ll probably be stalking you pretty regularly now.

    • Alexis Hall says:

      Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry I missed this comment. Thank you so much for your kind words about GLITTERLAND – I so glad it worked for you, because, well, those topics are so personal subjective. I’m really delighted with the way the audio turned out – I’m honestly slightly overwhelmed by how much respect the narrator showed the text. I loved the vulnerability of his Ash and his Darian was adorable 🙂

      I, err, I hope you enjoy your stalking – I’m afraid I’m probably going to be babbling about board games for ages now!

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