Goals for 2015: A Very Tentative Publishing and Writing Schedule

I'm one of those people who needs to have solid goals and deadlines. It's simply how I work best. If I know I have a job, I sit down and I do it. If I leave things open-ended, I end up flailing uselessly.

I had intended on drafting Rider of the Sun Horse (Title TBD) in 2015 while working on three other projects.

I completed the handwritten draft on December 31, 2014. I was months ahead of schedule thanks to a lot of effort over the holidays. I managed to write a staggering amount while in the car on the way home from Christmas holiday. I wrote a lot at home. I wrote. A lot.

I wasn't expecting to start 2015 with two completed, handwritten novel drafts and one half-completed novel in the computer. These three books represent three of the four novels I plan to release within the next 7 or so months.

The fourth book is one I've been hammering at for a long time. It is a quarter completed. It's going to be a shorter book, estimated at 80,000 words. The other three are longer, which I have a ballpark estimate of 150,000 words each.

I have a great deal of work ahead of me. Will I succeed? I don't know. If I do, however, by the end of July, I will release the four following novels:

  • Traditional Fantasy Rider of the Sun Horse. Title will be changed, as it doesn't fit as well as I thought it would originally.
  • Epic Fantasy Storm Surge. This is Book 2 of Requiem for the Rift King.
  • Traditional Fantasy with steampunk elements The City of Clocks.
  • Science Fiction/Science Fantasy Zero.

In order to accomplish this, I need to write 1,000 words a day on each of these projects. Some of these projects will be in editorial phase, which is a phrase for ‘one major scene or chapter of edits per day.'

If I am working as I should be, this is approximately 6 hours of work per day.

In reality, this will be approximately 8-10 hours a day.

In addition to this, I will be setting aside 2 hours per day for client editorial until all of my editorial obligations are completed.

The second half of the year is up in the air. If you have any requests or things you'd really like to see me work on, feel free to leave a comment!

Royal Slaves, book 2 of the Fall of Erelithvery probably be a title I work on in the second half of 2015, along with a Science Fiction (Space Opera) entitled Evolulite.

I hope you all have a fantastic 2015.

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