At this point, I still need to finish my proofread for Sunlord. My goal is to get that finished by the end of April, which should be very much achievable. This would make it almost exactly four years since the release of Fireweaver.
I can’t say that’s what I envisioned four years ago. Between my father’s death in April of 2019, my focus on starting my engineering career, and the general weirdness of the pandemic, nothing went as planned.
As a writer, I always fight a battle between ambition and reality. I would love to be able to release a book every two months like I wrote about recently. Unfortunately, I have a full-time job and other responsibilities, so I have to be more realistic about these things.
So, I’m aiming for a book release every four months. That means I will release Sunlord in April. Then my next release (Watersong, the first book of The God War’s Chosen) would be August. I would also fit in a Sunweaver boxset in the June timeframe.
Beyond that, I’m still trying to determine whether I’d want my next release to be the second book of The God War’s Chosen or perhaps the first book of my Essence Warrior trilogy. Both series are fully drafted.
Regardless of which order I choose, I have drafted enough books to have a release schedule outlined until August of 2026.
Then there are all the ideas I have in my head. More than anything, that’s why I want to write faster. I have all these stories I want to tell.
But I have to temper that with reality. It’s one thing to keep up a rapid release schedule when you’re a full-time author. It’s another to do it when you work full-time in your day job.
I feel like four months may provide the balance I’m looking for. I’ll always be able to reevaluate that plan.
As always, thanks for reading.