Just a quick post this morning before I get sucked into yet more staff meetings.
It’s the second week of August. I’ve been looking at scheduling of stuff for the rest of the year, trying to estimate when I might be able to get stuff finished and released as I juggle teaching duties and catching up on things that were put off due to leg breakage (like all the desperately needed spring cleaning).
It’s looking like I’ll be able to get the first draft of Devil’s Eye finished in 5 weeks (from start date, not today). It will then need at least a week of revisions to clean some stuff up and fill in a few gaps. I’m hoping to have a fast enough turnaround by betas so that I can release it the last week of September or first week of October. As I said before, it’s gonna be my freebie and available in assorted locations in all major formats (but $0.99 at Amazon since we’re not allowed to list stuff for free).
After that, I’m hoping to hit the ground running hard on Edge of Shadow, which I hope to be able to finish first drafting through NaNoWriMo (even though it won’t be 50,000 words). I’m hoping, again, for a fast enough turn around that I’ll be able to release it just in time for Christmas (ideally by December 15th, so that there’s time for the Amazon page to fully propagate with information) in order to capitalize on the “OMG, I just got a Kindle, what can I buy?!” rush.
That would put me with three short titles out for 2010, which, considering how my year has gone, is none too shabby. I definitely have some longer works in the pipeline to work on and hopefully release in 2011. Revelation, the first full length novel in the Mirus series. The first Edible Enchantments novel about my kitchen witch. And possibly a YA paranormal. And that doesn’t count all the OTHER ideas that are floating around in my head. So LOTS going on in my brain. Either way, I want to go full steam ahead on projects through the end of this year.