Thursday, August 18, 2011

Release date for next novel

Mark your calendars. November 21, 2011. That's a Monday. That's also the day I plan for my next e-book novel to be released. It will be another epic fantasy novel titled, "Ghosts of the Asylum." It will also feature my Kron Darkbow character and will be a direct sequel to The Kobalos Trilogy.

Some of you might be asking, why November 21?

Well, it's right before the big holiday shopping season begins, and it still gives me a few months to finish writing, proofing, and hopefully to get back critiques from beta readers and editors. And I still need to do a cover, of which I've got an idea.

I'm about 60,000 words into the novel, which is right at halfway as far as the plot is concerned.

Another reason I set November 21 is simply because I wanted to give myself a deadline. As this will be an indie published digital novel, truth be told, I didn't have to have a deadline. But I wanted one. I want this book finished so I can get on to the next project (yes, I've got some ideas, one which is weighing heavy on me). I also feel a deadline gives me a push to completion.

3 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool. I think deadlines, self imposed ones, that is, can be very helpful for us. I often do that too. I hate real deadlines, though. They make me nervous.

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never had an official deadline (other than the 50k goal for NaNoWriMo) but I also find that a deadline helps push me toward finishing a project.

Congrats on your release date!

Ty Johnston said...

Eagle, actually, I forgot to mention it, but NaNoWriMo is another reason I picked Nov. 21 as my release date. It gives me a 10-day head start over the glut of NaNoWriMo novels that are usually unleashed upon the Web.