This post might be a bit meaty since I have a lot of ground to cover. Yearly goals, weekly goals, a new page coming later, and covering a bit of confusion. Well, let’s get on with the fun.
End of an Era
Many people saw the ‘Beginning of the End’ posts this week and are aware that this coming will be the first one under the new schedule. Only MWF and Saturday aside from reblogging on the off days. Special events will alter this, but that’s what it is for now. I don’t know if this will really help with my writing since I scheduled everything before and I still plan on commenting on blogs. We’ll see what happens.
Now some people asked if I was leaving WordPress due to the tone of the previous post titles. If not now then I was preparing to abandon the blogosphere in the future. To that I have the following to say:
I guess I am slipping a foot toward the exit in case I feel like my time here is no longer fun or I have to leave for some reason. For now, I’m just shrinking my time here to focus on more important things. I won’t lie and say I’ll always be here. I’ve even considered closing up shop on days where I feel like I’m overwhelmed. No way to tell what the future will hold. I may even drop to a smaller schedule if things become chaotic enough. In the end, you’ll know if I’m leaving . . . at least if it’s by my choice.
Writing Plan for the Year
- Publish the next 3 books of ‘Legends of Windemere’: ‘Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue’, ‘Merchant of Nevra Coil’, and ‘The Mercenary Prince.
- Write the next 4 books of ‘Legends of Windemere’: ‘The Mercenary Prince’, ‘Tribe of the Snow Tiger’, Book 11 when I have a title, and Book 12 when I have a title. Book 11 is really giving me issues in terms of title because a big part of it focuses on a certain relationship.
- Editing during the summer.
- Start outlining the Vampire series that is currently ‘Realm of the Night’, but probably needs a new title. Does it still work if they’re all immune to day light? They kind of live in the shadows of the world, but ‘Realm of the Shadows’ sounds overdone. ‘War of the Night’?
- Get new author photo and work on getting an official author website.
Those are the big writing goals of 2015 and I really hope they happen. The writing might be tougher than the publishing since I’ll finish the December release by the end of this month. I’ll try to do the outlining between books, but I should do some notebook work too. A big issue is that I’m getting closer to one series that I haven’t touched yet and it’s a whopper since I made each book a 4 Act adventure.
Another interesting point about these goals is that they leave me with a very interesting 2016. That may be far ahead, but that would be the year I write the final 3 books of ‘Legends of Windemere’. They won’t be released until 2017 unless something changes to allow for a 6 book release year. Still, that brings an odd sense to the workload I chose for myself. I’d be starting the vampire series near the end of that year, which begs the question: Do I remember have to start a fresh series?
Opinion on 2015
Not impressed. Same crap, new calendar. It’s funny how we sometimes think the starting of a new year will change our personal landscape immediately. Maybe we expect everyone to start changing their lives and that will help us do the same. Either way, I’ve got a feeling that this year will merely be 2014 Part Deux.
In a few hours, a new page will be appearing on LEGENDS OF WINDEMERE. It will be a place where a person can post a question that I’ll answer in a later post. Keep in mind that it could be a month or so before I get to it. Also I do retain the right to not answer a question that I feel is too controversial for this blog. It’s really a simple thing that I had for my first year and got nothing. I’ll just mention it at the bottom of every future goal post to direct people to it.
Well . . . that’s it for this post. Guess we’ll see what happens Tuesday when there’s no post on here. Might be a reblog or two, but nothing directly from me. Enjoy 2015.