RJ here. The cats are melted on the floor taking naps. I am using this picture of Devil Spawn because I love her. She has new tag holders, and they read “My other ride is a unicorn” to go with her gas cap decal that reads “Born to be a Unicorn.” The rear spoiler will have a decal that reads “Clever Girl.” It features a velociraptor.
There will be an undead unicorn figuring somewhere in the vehicle, although the home for said figurine is yet to be decided.
Onto the real purpose of this post: What the fuck am I writing in 2022?
2021 sucked. People died. (A lot of people died. People I know. Some of my readers, some of my family.) Let’s just say 2021 is not my favorite year. It managed to be worse than 2020. 2020 also majority sucked.
So, I’m clean slating my schedule. Here’s the plan:
February 2022: Silent Stalker. (Lowrance Vampires #2.)
May 2022: Doggone Mess, the complete edition.
In this particular order, beginning after Doggone Mess is finalized, I will be writing the following books. There will be no preorders. We will go into wild, uncharted territory. There will be wild animals, feral beasts… chaos. We will see if this actually helps my general situation. I hope so.
- The Vampire of Montana (Agents of the Royal States)
- Runaway (Royal States)
- Serial Killer Princess 2 (Serial Killer Princess sequel)
- Leashed I Could Do (Sequel to Last but not Leashed)
- Karma #3/Old Secrets (Conclusion of Karma Trilogy, since it outgrew its britches.)
- The Edge of Midnight (Conclusion of the Wolf Hunt Trilogy.)
- Dual Nature (Pack Justice sequel)
- The Rider of the Sun Horse (Spinoff Rift King world book)
- The Tides of War
- Requiem for the Rift King
Before I continue the list, here is how Requiem for the Rift King will work. I have the editorial costs for this series squirreled away, and I have had it for a while. That part of things is fine. The box set oof the first two books in the series will remain as is, forever sold as a bundled box set of debut horror stories.
If I want to do solo releases of these titles, I need to make up $1,000 per cover. I will still be doing a box set of the conclusion of the series with the rest of the Erelith series tossed in. That plan is not going to be changed.
If I can gather up the $2,000 for the two covers, Tides of War and Requiem for the Rift King will be released as solo titles. If those two earn back enough to pay for the individual covers for Storm without End and Storm Surge, I will re-release those as singular titles, probably with yet another editing pass done on them and possible the addition of a few fun side scenes as bonus material at the end of the book to make up for a full re-release.
I might add some new scenes to flesh out some things I regret from my inexperience as an author. I’m chewing on it.
So, starting tomorrow, anything the Requiem box set makes will be going into a fun for solo covers for those books. I thought about setting up a tip jar, and I might, but the following on this series is so small that it’ll be a miracle if I get anywhere near the $2k from book sales of the first in series. I’ll be changing the price to $5.99 and saving up everything that set earns for the solo release covers. (I have already invested more into this series than it earns by far, and that’s fine. It’s a labor of love. I’m just not going to go into $2,000 additional debt for solo releases without having made up most of the money elsewhere.
The first three books I wrote, which are in that set, frankly, aren’t the greatest. But hey, the upcoming books will be better, so that’s something.
- Next novel in the Booked for series. (Yeah, I’m just not being bothered with looking up the title. Not even sorry. Hahahaha. But seriously it’s either theft or arson and I can’t remember which offhand.)
- Next novel in the Fox Witch series. I’m 99% sure it’s called Death’s Door.
Now, that we’ve gotten this far, after those two books are done, I will be working on several Seeking the Zodiacs titles, barring people being stupid racists. I will maintain my stance of not releasing or working on the books if people can’t stop being stupid racists towards those of Chinese descent.
I have zero wish to bring harm to my readers, and the plots of these books consist of large scale destruction, illness, and death. So, this is where I will stop the list for the moment.
When will they be released? Don’t know. Ask the management. I’m just removing all deadlines and doing a list of “Here’s the order I’m working on things. I need to get caught up on the backlist.”
Please don’t ask me “but what about $this book.” If it’s not on the list, I don’t know right now. This list is lengthy enough as it is.
P.S.: Got banned off facebook again for three or so days for telling someone he should sit down and shut up and mind his own business about what other people do in their bedrooms. Apparently, this is bullying.
Poor, fragile little prejudiced man, can’t handle being told to sit down and shut up.
Excuse me while I roll my eyes and give myself a concussion.