Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Writing Update: November Goals

Happy Wednesday!

I've been doing a lot of thinking this month--and reading, if you've seen last week's Bookworm News. Unfortunately that means I haven't done anything with Remarked besides type up what I'd already handwritten. *sighs*

Front cover of People of Foxwick
I'm working on finalizing People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors so I can set the ebook versions up for pre-order (official release date is December 9). If all goes as planned, I should have People of Foxwick ready for pre-order by the end of this week/early next week.
Back cover of People of Foxwick

As for the thinking, I realize I need to get some things finished before I start writing again. For a while now, I've wanted to take away the individual stories in Gravity and Nightmare and have just the collections up. If I was going to do a second edition, which is what is required for changing a print book title and cover, then I thought I should read through them again and see if there is anything that should be change. This month I've started working on Gravity. Next month I want to finish it. I plan to put Gravity in KDP Select for a while too as an experiment to see if it sells better exclusively or not. If nothing really changes, then I'll put it back everywhere after the ninety days. Before the end of the year, I plan to create the second edition of Nightmare. I feel like if I can finish that stuff up, then I can focus on what comes next.

Here are my goals for November:
  • Gravity: A Collection - I'm hoping to have the second edition finished and ready to be republished. As I get closer to having the edition finished, I'm removing the individual titles (Defying Gravity, Fighting Gravity, and Pull of Gravity) and will soon be removing Gravity: The Complete Trilogy/Gravity: A Collection off other retailers. I want to give plenty of time to have those gone from other retail sites before I put Gravity: A Collection (2nd edition) into Select.
  • Redestined - I lost two-thirds of the outline in the ransomware incident of June 2014, so I will be working to rewrite the outline for the third and final book to The Fate Challenges series.
Once I finish Gravity, I will work on the second edition of Nightmare: A Collection, although I do not expect to finish Nightmare in November.

What are your November goals? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Unfortunately I'm not this year, but I'll be cheering everyone on.

2014 Stats
46,598 Words Written
2777 Pages Edited
*Stats taken from 1/1/14 - 10/21/14

By the way, Twisted Earths, an Untethered Realms anthology, is now available. My story "Lady Death" is one of nine in this excellent collection. You can purchase Twisted Earths at Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Nook, and Smashwords.

29 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm just impressed you can work on so many projects at once. I'd be so confused.

Christine Rains said...

The book looks gorgeous! I'm not as good a multi-tasker as you. I wanted to do NaNo, but I lose two weeks due to family visits. At the very least, I want to finish the last D&D novella before Thanksgiving. Then dive right into the revisions for OBaS. I want to relax a little in December because January is going to be super busy!

Patricia Lynne said...

Good luck with your goals. I have no doubt that you'll get it done. You are a powerhouse writer.

Loni Townsend said...

Woot! You're rocking the scene and doing quite well with juggling. I wish I had your talents.

Best of luck with obtaining your goals!

Sarah Foster said...

Good luck with your goals! I'm almost certain that I'm going to do NaNo this year. Hopefully I'll actually finish.

Heather Holden said...

Wow, you have so much on your plate right now. Good luck with both Gravity and Redestined! That's a shame how you lost so much of the outline for the latter. Hopefully rewriting it won't give you too much trouble!

Gina Stoneheart said...

I'm super jealous, Cherie, but I'm sure I've told you this before. You have so many writing projects my head is just spinning reading about them. I wish you the best of luck with your next two books in the Fate series. I started reading Reborn last night and didn't want to put it down! If I didn't have to be up so early for work, I would have kept going so I'm looking forward to diving back in tonight=)

Miranda Hardy said...

Sounds like you're a busy, creative woman. Good luck with your goals.

sjp said...

People of Foxwick looks amazing!! If anyone can tackle those goals its you ;)

Leandra Wallace said...

I'm so impressed w/authors who can jump in there and do all their own ebook tinkering. When I get to that point, I fear it's gonna be a steeeep learning curve for me. =)

Cathy Keaton said...

Your cover for People of Foxwick is just so gorgeous! Good luck with your goals for November. :)

Misha Gericke said...

Right now, my goal is survival. Looks like we'll be moving house, harvesting on our new farm and selling shoes at the same time in November.

M Pax said...

You go! I'll be cheering you on.

My first goal is to break my mopey mood. I've made improvement. My second is I MUST finish my short stories and I need to get rocking on Backworlds 6.

I have the Realms Faire to keep me busy in Nov.

Jocelyn Rish said...

Sounds like you have a solid plan in place - good luck! I was planning to do NaNo, but it doesn't look like I'll have the revisions of my current WIP done, and I need to stay focused on one thing at a time.

Medeia Sharif said...

I have a copy of Twisted Earths. I can't wait to read it.

I'm glad you're recovering from that ransomware and working hard to finish your stories.

Editors At Work said...

Good luck with your goals. All the best!

Catherine Stine said...

You are always so inspiring with how organized and active you are in writing and planning. I will do Nano in NOV. I need to write!!!!

Milo James Fowler said...

Well done, Cherie -- you're a master at keeping those plates in the air. Must be freakin' cool to hold your novel in your hands. Someday...

DMS said...

Your work ethic always amazes me. You are the master of multiple projects at once. :)
~Jess

Stephanie Faris said...

Oh NO! I hate when technology wipes out our hard work. I'm so glad it was just an outline and not the entire book!!! I have lost entire manuscripts before, back in the early days of Windows, when autorecover wasn't quite so advanced...

cleemckenzie said...

It always good to set your goals out like you do, Cherie. Here's to reaching all of them

Denise Covey said...

I love working on multiple projects but it is good to concentrate on one and get it finished. I wish you well with your November goals. Yes, I'm NaNo-ing again.

Romance Book Haven said...

Good luck with your goals!

TBM said...

I love that you set goals and are able to juggle so much. And woot! I just got a copy of Reborn for the wonderful price of $0.99! Thanks for the sale!

Emilyann Girdner said...

Lo e love love the Pople of Foxwixk cover. Very beautiful book.

Sarah E. Albom said...

Unfortunately I won't be doing NaNoWriMo this year because I'm too busy. Good luck and happy writing to all who do do it! The winning t-shirt looks really cool this year :).

Sarah E. Albom said...

Unfortunately I won't be doing NaNoWriMo this year because I'm too busy. Good luck and happy writing to all who do do it! The winning t-shirt looks really cool this year :).

Gwen Gardner said...

You always have a plan, Cherie! So impressive. I have a plan, too, I just forget to set the goals and timing. Thanks for reminding me <3

Jack said...

So much going on, but it will all be worth it I'm sure. The more time put in the better everything always turns out.