I must remind myself, yet again, that the deadlines I give myself must be multiplied by a factor of 3 in regards to time. 🙁 I also must remember that I am not in a race to publish, and that I need to stop it with those deadlines. I am just so frustrated that I seem always too far away from where I want to be. Editing seems to have me in a Norman Juster-esque geographical oddity.
In preparation for the upcoming release of my book, I need to reorganize some things on my site and do other things.
First, I have noticed almost zero traffic to my Library and Studio pages, so I guess it’s time to pull them down. That doesn’t mean that the content is going to go away completely. Instead, I am going to spend some time, once I can take my focus off the editing grind, and work on finishing the timeline and atlas of Akiniwazi for future giveaways. So if you liked it in the future, but have not signed up or jumped on the mailing list, it will become available again for those who desire it again.
Second, I have been plotting book 2 in the background (Book 3 is ostensibly written, but had to be pushed back one novel because I had points and characters from the first book that originally got nothing in what had previously been written.) and have come to a major hook to string all these neat scenes in my head together. It is under the working title, for my own sanity, of “Finnsoga”, since the 3rd book is technically Reimarsoga: book 2.
Third, I will be re-titling the whole shebang once I get closer to publication and will be putting up a poll for people to vote on titles, preferably before I go to the artist for a cover, so expect that soon.
On a positive note, even if things go completely cattywampus and I can’t get book one out as soon as I hoped, there is still the chance of 2-3 books coming out in 2017. I am going to be refining my editing process as mentioned in the past, and well, live and learn I guess. I know I can get the drafts out there, but my issue has been getting edits done quickly. My hope is that what I am about to set up for book 2 could shave 2-3 months off of how long it’s taking. (remember, the original manuscript for book 1 was finished in May, but the major structural rewrite wasn’t done till Sept. Something I’ll never have to do again I hope.)
So as you can see, things are moving forward. Just not at the pace I want.
Then again, has it ever?