The female finally got around to sitting down and reviewing her schedule for the rest of the year.
It will be insanity.
She’s okay with this, as she’s also done her schedule for 2020 and 2021. She’s also started looking at 2022.
I know. That’s a lot of years in advance, but she wants to manage her time better. She also doesn’t want to work herself to death.
Keeping up with the schedule she’s set will involve a great deal of work between now and Christmas. By the time Christmas rolls around, she’ll have earned her week off for the holidays.
But, you probably don’t want to hear too much about the specifics. (You’re totally about to hear about the specifics, and as I’m a cat, I’m not at all apologetic about this.)
Here are the projects she needs to complete by Christmas in order to stay on schedule for all of her planned releases and preorders. Please bear with us. It’s somewhat terrifying. (Read: it’s a lot terrifying.)
2019 Work to be Completed
- Finish Cold Flame
- Finish Bat out of Hell (Bernadette Franklin.)
- Dustin Short Story #3
- Dustin Short Story #4
- Dustin Short Story #5
- Dustin Short Story #6
- Finish Ginger Snapped
- Finish Steel Heart
- Finish Double Trouble (A Mag Rom Com Novella)
- Finish Blood Bound
Don’t panic, humans. The short stories are already written. She just needs to sit her ass in her chair, type them up, edit them, and send them off to the fine, fine human who fixes what she’s screwed up.
Cold Flame is within 20-30,000 words of completion. If the stars align, she’ll be finished with it next week.
Bat out of Hell will be approximately 50,000 words. We hope. Honestly, we have no idea how long it’ll be, but the female’s initial estimation of her plotline will likely put it at 30,000 to 50,000 words, which will be a $3.99 ebook assuming it’s over 40,000 and $2.99 if it’s below 40,000. 40,000 tends to be her comfort zone for charging $3.99 for the title. How much she charges for an ebook is also determined by the amount of work and time she spent on the title. (And how much her production costs are.)
The deeper into a series the female gets, the more work is inherently involved in making the book work, which is why the price tends to creep upwards.
In the case of Hypnos, the book started its life with a lot of additional expenses—mostly of time.
Ginger Snapped is almost completed, and the female doesn’t expect to need more than a week to wrap it up. She’s scheduled in two weeks to get her first part of the work done so it can go to the editor.
The female does not wish to discuss Steel Heart right now. She is thoroughly intimidated by the book’s existence.
Double Trouble is likely going to be the story she enjoys working on the most for the rest of the year, because there’s only one thing better than a unicorn, and that’s two unicorns.
Blood Bound is partially completed, so we’re hoping the female can flip that bitch over her knee and give it the spanking it rightfully deserves.
2020 Projects Scheduled
2020 is classified into two different sections in the female’s planner. The Main Projects are the ones she’s actually scheduling in. The Side Jobs are the ones she wants to work on, and she will work on (in order) when she finishes a Main Project early or she hits her goal for the day and wants to switch gears. Also, she has not scheduled in any work on any weekend, so if she has the burning need to write over the weekend, she can work on a side job.
2020 Main Projects
- Grave Humor (May 16, 2020 release date.) (RJ) (Mag Rom Com)
- Outfoxed (RJ) (Fox Witch #1)
- Achlys (RJ) (Seeking the Zodiacs #2)
- Booked for Murder (RJ) (Magical Vigilante Librarians.)
- Rider of the Sun Horse (set in the Requiem for the Rift King world) (RJ)
- Wild Wolf (RJ) (Wolf Hun #2/ Witch & Wolf world
- Up in Smoke (RJ) (Fox Witch #2)
2020+ Side Jobs
- The Run Around (Bernadette Franklin)
- Murder Mittens (RJ) (Mag Rom Com)
- A Chip on her Shoulder (Satan’s story, Magical Romantic Comedy) (RJ)
- Murder Floof (Bernadette Franklin)
- License to Kill (Karma #2) (RJ) (Witch & Wolf World)
- Hidden Talents (Monster of Montana, Foundation of the Royal States/Second Civil War novel, first book of a trilogy.) (Susan)
- Runaway (Cold Flame’s sequel, Royal States) (Susan)
- Dead City Revival (Spinoff from The Captive King) (Susan)
There’s totally a theme with the Side Jobs; they’re almost always pen names. For better or worse, the RJ books sell better, so they do get prioritized higher.
Also, please note she expects the Side Jobs to take 2-3 years to complete, so they won’t be repeated. It all depends, though. She might grow a pair of rocket boosters and zoomzoomzoom, but honestly, she picked a very calm writing pace (for her) for 2020 and beyond.
For the curious, with one exception, it’s 3,000 words a day. That’s a good 5-6 hours of work each day. If she’s having a great day, she can write that much in 2 hours. She doesn’t usually have great days.
2021 Projects Scheduled.
Obviously, this may change at any time.
- Lost and Found (Mag Rom Com, May 16, 2021) (RJ)
- Day of Reckoning (Seeking the Zodiacs sequel) (RJ)
- Death’s Door (RJ, Book 3 of the Fox Witch trilogy)
- Drought (Seeking the Zodiacs #3) (RJ)
- Booked for Kidnapping (Vigilante Magical Librarians) (RJ)
- Erosion (Corruption of the Fae standalone novel) (RJ)
- The Flame Game (Bailey/Quinn #3, Mag Rom Com) (RJ)
The female is not quite done planning for 2020 yet, but here’s a quick and dirty list of what she wants to work on: Booked for Theft, Edge of Midnight (Witch & Wolf,) and Dragon Her Heels (Mag Rom Com.)
We hope this list excites you. It excites the female. Tomorrow, she begins her epic workathon to make 2019 end with a fucking bang.
Hopefully not of her sanity smacking into a brick wall, but whatever. It will be spectacular, for better or worse.
As a side note, the female would like to state, for the record, that she is concerned for the sanity of her PAs.
Being completely truthful, I hadn’t expected trying to rub off the female’s nutcase crazy would actually work, but here we are…
With great power comes absolutely no responsibility in the hands of a cat. While I was angling for cat treats, the entertainment value has been spectacular.
But, as I am curious… do you think snorting a corn flake hurts? The female’s cries at snorting milk from laughing are delightfully entertaining, but we’re not sure how corn flakes added into the mix work out.
And now, the human plans on typing at something fun for a few minutes before bed, so she needs the magical portable glowy box.
Happy reading, humans!