Late with my progress report again. So a thing I have learned about myself–being on deadline for a project makes me want to work on EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD BUT THAT PROJECT. In addition to working on plotting out Autumn and Judd’s book, I’ve also gone hard-core into plotting one of my other plot bunnies (more contemporary stuff, but unrelated to Wishful–a trilogy). I’ve still been cranking out words on the novella (nearly 4k since Monday) and if I can keep on point, I might hit the midpoint by the end of the weekend. Which would be awesome.
I’ve been seeing a lot of talk about the current iteration of Kindle Unlimited, now that the rate per page read (and that would be KINDLE pages read, not, like, normal book pages) has been announced, a LOT of people are doing VERY VERY well with this new version. It’s definitely a seductive idea. My sales are not so uneven across distributors to merit pulling my existing work out and going all in for KU, but as an experiment I did pull Genesis (since all the individual novellas in it are still available everywhere). I’ve done absolutely nothing with it yet (and I ought to do some kind of promo to get that out there again), but we’ll see . But KU is what has me thinking about this other plot bunny.
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I’ve long wanted to experiment with what others have tried…by having back to back releases of multiple books in a series. I’ve never done it because it takes me a long time to write stuff and I’m just not that patient (plus I’ve been pushing to get to a critical mass of work out there on the contemporary side), but I’m back to thinking about it. This particular bunny is a trilogy, planned to be category length, and hella commercial in concept. So I’m circling back around to the idea of writing more than one book at a time. This has always been an epic fail in the past. But maybe it was because I never had two books talking loudly enough at the same time to mange. Who knows. But I’m going to try it. IF it works, probably it would be end of next year at the EARLIEST before I’d have all three done (it pains me…the idea of hanging on to finished work that long, but there are a LOT of practical financial/marketing reasons to do it). We shall see.
My husband is shifting to a new schedule (still night shift but instead of working 3 days one week, 4 days the next, they’ve moved them to…something else I haven’t quite got a handle on), so I’m still trying to sort out how that’s going to impact my writing schedule, figuring out how I can get what I need to get finished actually finished and still spend time with him. And I’ve got another 5 or 6 weeks before life at the Evil Day Job slows down and I’m not traveling so much. The end is in sight!