Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Sneak Peek at '14

A couple of weeks ago, I worked up the 2014 Master Plan... which is a (probably too ambitious) list of what projects I plan to work on and what kind of release dates I'm looking at for the next year. All of which is subject to the whims of Fate, Real Life, Kids, Dogs, the Universe, and Everything Annoying that Comes Between Me and My Writing (which is, you know, everything).

At any rate, here is the (definitely too ambitious) list of stuff I'd like to get out the door this year:

Psi Hunter: Book 1 of the Guardians of the Pattern M/M sci fi series. Working on the edits for this one. I'm looking at late February/early March for the release. If you want a sneak peek, I'll be doing the cover reveal on Brandon Shire's blog on the tenth of January, and there'll be an overview of the series and an excerpt and everything. (Except I don't think there will be confetti... I'm afraid I go a bit mad when there's confetti, so it's probably safest to avoid it altogether.)

The Deep Dark: Book 1.5 of the Guardians of the Pattern series, a not-yet-written short/novella that will introduce Rhys, one of the main characters in Gremlin's Last Run. I've got a solid idea for this one, just need time to get it down. I'm hoping to release this in the spring.

Gremlin's Last Run: Book 2 of Guardians of the Pattern. First draft of this one is written and has been torn apart, ready for the rewrite. I'll be working on the rewrite as soon as Psi Hunter is out the door. Hoping to have this one out in the summer.

Facing the Music: Book 2.5 of Guardians of the Pattern, a not-yet-written short/novella. This story will be the sequel to Facing the Mirror. It will focus on the events that occur directly after the events in Facing the Mirror, and gives a bit more background on Miko, who is a main character in book 3. I want to have this one out in the fall.

Book 3: Book 3 of Guardians of the Pattern is thus far untitled. First draft is done, and I'll be starting the rewrite over the summer. This may be out at the end of '14, but given my apparent lack of control over Fate and the Universe, more realistically, it'll be early '15 for this one.

Looking Even Further Ahead: I'd like to have the entire Guardians of the Pattern series done and released by the end of '15. Five books are already drafted and just need rewriting/tidying up. But I've got an idea for another Big Problem for my intrepid band of heroes to deal with, which may just require a second series. I've also got a M/M dragon shifter novel I'm playing with, and an epic (book 1 is in the second draft and sitting at a whopping 250K) M/M fantasy series that is mostly drafted.

What I really need is ten more hours of consciousness a day... I had it on my xmas list, but Father Christmas did not leave it under the tree for me. Not that I'm ungrateful, or anything... I mean, he would have been well within his rights to leave me a sock full of reindeer poo, and he didn't do that, either, so I guess I shouldn't be too bitter about it...

Anyway, a very Happy New Year to all of you! I'm all ready for '14... are you?

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