So this is the post that will declare for the all the world that I am going to be a bit crazy this year. When you have a family, a full-time job which requires 30%-40% travel, and volunteer obligations already on your plate, publishing even 1 novel in the course of a year would be an outstanding accomplishment.
I’ve learned a lot since October in publishing Edge of Shadows and The Soul Garden. I’m figuring out how long the production of a novel takes, and believe it or not, writing only gets you about 40%-50% of the way toward having it available for readers. Editing takes at least that much time again, and then you have formatting and distribution.
But I digress. I was talking about sanity. Or insanity if you will.
In 2012, I decided to give myself a BHG (Big Hairy Goal). I wouldn’t publish just one novel. Oh no.
I would publish 6 of them.
(There was a very small crazy voice that said I should try for 12, but I crammed that voice back into a little box in the back of my mind.)
The only reason this probably works, at least in theory, is because I have at least that many novel concepts spinning around in my head. And I’m also getting questions about things like when the sequel to Edge of Shadows will be available.
I’m going to add one really BIG caveat here and call your attention to the word “TENTATIVE” below. I reserve the right to change my mind, move things around, or pull something altogether if I need to. Sometimes, the muse doesn’t like delivering on a schedule and sometimes life just happens and you can’t control it. I’m also not rushing any of my book titles because that usually just comes to me as I develop the story arc.
So without further ado, here’s how this year is going to roll:
Cege’s *TENTATIVE* 2012 Publishing Schedule
February 2012: Angeline’s Quest (Book One, The Robart Chronicles)
April 2012: Purgatory (Book One, Purgatory series)
June 2012: Untitled (Edge of Shadows sequel)
August 2012: Chosen (Book One, Twisted Soul series)
October 2012: Untitled (Book Two, The Robart Chronicles)
December 2012: Untitled (Book Two, Purgatory series)
Hopefully you can see that I actually am developing 4 different series in 3 different genres. Edge of Shadows and The Robart Chronicles will sit within paranormal romance, Twisted Souls in sci-fi/thriller, and with Purgatory I’ll be trying my hand at YA paranormal romance.
I know it would be a whole lot easier for marketing/promotion if I’d just stick with one genre, but I can’t control the characters who have started badgering me to tell their story. So I’m just letting it all loose and we’ll see where it takes me.
I will continue to keep all of you updated as my plans solidify. As always thank you for your support and I’d love it if you’d drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below with your thoughts!
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