Thoughts on 2014 and 2015 goals

It’s the last day of 2014. If you had talked to me in December 2013, I would have had no idea I’d be in the situation I am today. What a crazy year.

This year we went from living in a suburb in Idaho to living on a farm in Tennessee.

I finished the first two books of the Jharro Grove saga, (One book less the minimum planned).

I released Eye of the Moonrat on audiobook.

My grandmother passed away and I struggled with the worst case of writer’s block I’ve had.

So here I sit on the cusp of a new year and I have goals to make. I’m not so sure I like the idea of putting out my resolutions publicly, but as many of you have been around with me from the beginning I feel like you are, in a way, part of my family. So here goes.

2015 goals

1. Release at least three books, hopefully four. Starting with The Ogre Apprentice.


It will be done before the end of January. I know I have been delaying the release for months now, believe me I struggled with that every day. But it will happen. It’s a fun story and an exciting direction for the series, but for some reason it has been the hardest book for me to write. I am almost finished, I just really want to make sure that the book is as good as I want it to be.

2. Release the rest of the Moonrat Saga on Audiobook.

James Foster has finished narrating Messenger of the Dark Prophet and we have listened through the majority of it. We will be sending it on to Audible in the next few days and then it just has to go through their review process, so that should happen in mid January as well.

3. I have other resolutions, lose some weight, get into shape, but for the most part, 2015 is an open book.  I stand here looking forward and I have no idea what is going to happen. I hope that it is not as tumultuous as 2014 was. I hope it is a bright and successful one.

I wish you all a Happy New Year. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for reading. And thank you for loving the characters and the world that I have created. I get chills every time I hear from someone new.

Trevor H. Cooley

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29 Responses to Thoughts on 2014 and 2015 goals

  1. Edwin says:

    i cant wait for the next book this is one of my favorite series hopefully it gets done soon

    • Anne says:

      It’s almost mid Feb now – where are you at now Trevor with completing the book? Is the end in sight?

      • Yes! The end is indeed in sight. The thing is that the more I write of these last chapters, the more it stretches out. This book is bigger and more complex than I thought it would be, which means it has turned out to be one of my favorites in the series. I’m going as fast as I can.

  2. steve says:

    I’ve read all your books and your last one has been your best. combining all your great characters is such a crowd pleaser and your writing has gotten so much better over time. gonna write you a great review soon – Steve aka quickwitt

  3. Harley says:

    Loved the series so far. Some extremely exciting characters, Deathclaw and squirrel. How many pages will the next book be?

  4. Aaron Royal says:


  5. trae says:

    can you give an ETA for the book

    • Right now it looks like end of the month or early February

      • Sarah says:

        Hmmmm, why is February even mentioned – more slight delay?
        I thought from your 2015 goals above (item no.1) The Ogre App. will be ready before end of Jan… There’s about 1.5 wk left till end of the month, are you any closer? I hate to rush you but I’m sure some of us are getting pretty tired of checking every day, hoping…and wishing….

        • Aaron says:

          Sadly True

        • Unfortunately, yes it possible that there is more slight delay. I apologize but I promise it will be worth it. Yes, there has been progress. I have been doing my best to power through it, but there is still enough writing left to do that I am doubtful about completing it by the end of the month. I will keep everyone updated.

  6. Jonathan says:

    My friend introduced me to your books early last year, and I have since introduced them to both my parents and three of my friends. I love your writing, it is some of the most charming and earnest writing I’ve read in a long time.

    I’m looking forward to the book, and I’m happy you’re taking the time to make it worth the wait!

  7. Leony says:

    Are we there yet? 🙂

  8. Ryan H. says:

    I agree. Keep up your excellemt writing! I can hardly waot for the next book!!

  9. Ryan H. says:

    The characters that yiu have created are brilliant and real. Your writing is amazing and Justan and Jhoante have joined my list of heros and heroines along with the likes of Drizzit, Aragorn, and many others. I look forward to 2015!!

  10. Rodrigo says:

    I am looking forward to your next work(s), whenever they are ready.
    Have a great 2015!

  11. Tim Mcnamara says:

    Will these books all be part of tbe jharro grove saga. I hope so because this will be a goal of yours i an many others will enjoy

  12. Brice says:

    I would to say good luck Trevor I hope you have a great year. I am looking forward to your new books they are incredible.

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