I just recently announced the super exciting news that Repossession, book 1 of The Keepers Trilogy, my new sci-fi series is officially launching on July 25th of this year. I won’t go into too much detail about why I heart this series so much and why I can’t wait to share it with you, because I’m sure I’ll be rambling about that plenty when release day rolls around.
When it comes to my other upcoming releases, though, I do need to ramble a bit to fill you in on what’s going on this year and why some things on my publication schedule need to change. First, to give you a rough picture of which of my books will be releasing during the remainder of 2013: Repossession releases July 25th, and Declaration (Preservation, #3) releases some time in the fall (date TBA).
Other titles on the release line-up include: The Replacement, Always and Foreverland, and Restitution (Book 2 of The Keepers Trilogy). Always and Foreverland and Restitution were already tentatively scheduled as 2014 releases, but now The Replacement will also be a 2014 release. So, you can expect to see all 3 of these titles on the shelves next year. There’s always the chance that one of them might be moved up and released earlier, and if that becomes the case, of course, you guys will be the first to know.
Upcoming 2013 and 2014 Releases
Bottom line: My schedule this year has unexpectedly filled up crazy fast, and a girl can only do so much–and write so much, without compromising the quality of a story–in one day, month, or year. As most of you know, I really do write non-stop. My brain just won’t shut down and I write pretty fast. I get very grumpy if I’m not writing. It just feels wrong. But as nice as it would be to be a writing machine like the lovely Abbi Glines or Jennifer Armentrout, I just don’t write like that–not consistently, anyway. My average seems to be 4 releases per year. It really all depends on the story. Sometimes I blow through a manuscript and a few drafts within weeks. I wrote Love and Relativity in a little under four weeks. It was a breeze. My sci-fi and fantasy stuff has taken longer. With fantasy, there’s a lot of world building, continuity checking, and a lot of mental “pushing”. There is so much action, and so many fight scenes, and well…you get the picture. It’s intense. Preservation and Reservation took about 2 months-ish each. Then, regardless of how quickly that first draft is complete, there are the revisions and final edits, which all tack on time to the process of bringing that title to your e-readers.
All in all, though, these adjustments to my publication schedule are happening due to some exciting changes and events in both my business and personal life. My summer has filled up quick with events, promo tours, and the Repossession campaign. Add to that good friends visiting, family visits, a little summer R&R time, and then the holidays and vacation at the end of the year, and yup…I’ve got my hands full. Even writers need to stop and smell the roses.
Even more hush-hush at the moment, and something I’ve kind of been teasing you guys about, is a “super sekrit” project I have in the works for March of 2014. This is a HUGE deal to me, and it requires planning almost a year out just to pull it all together and make it happen. I kind of feel like I’m planning a wedding or something. There’s venue shopping, travel arrangements….oh wait, did I say too much? You have my word; I’ll be spilling the news very soon!
With all of that being said, thanks for your continual support and patience. As always, I will be sure to keep you updated on each of these releases, and in the meantime, have fun with the Repossession and Declaration countdowns. I know I am!