Even though I’ve done it before, I sort of forget how much work it is to get books ready for publication. Hatter is Mad is at the editor and the prelim cover I got last night looks good. So, that one’s basically in the bag because after I get it back and (hopefully) have only minor edits to do, I can push it to the formatter and kick it out of the nest and into the world.
I really need to get on the editing for Fairy Tale and Shattered. I still need to find a cover for Fairy Tale, which may not be that hard… I dunno.
Part of me is really dreading the editing for Shattered because, well, every single time I read it, I make massive changes. That doesn’t really happen in Fairy Tale.
I just finished chapter 21 of Pursuit so that makes it about half done (though it feels almost done).
After I finish Pursuit, I think I’m going to try and pound out Abbey Banks, but I bet I’ll get like three chapters done and start writing something else… I’m not sure.
I mean, I guess, technically, as long as I finish Abby Banks by the end of December, I’ll be on track. Technically, Pursuit, isn’t actually due until March… and I wrote a whole other book that wasn’t scheduled… but still, I feel like I’m behind.
Really, I guess, if I make enough excuses, I could say that as long as Pursuit is finished by the end of December and Abby Banks is done by March I’ll be on track.
I know March feels far away, but November felt far away and now it’s over.
I really want to release Abby Banks in April, so I guess I should try to finish the damn novel. Pursuit will be released in May unless I just can’t get Abby Banks done in time… then well, you can have it in April.
So yeah, releases should be:
December 2014 – Hatter is Mad (Lillim 2)
February 2015 – Fairy Tale (Lillim 3)
March 2015 – Shattered
April 2015 – Abby Banks
May 2015 – Pursuit (Lillim 4)