I’m calling this my year of indie-publishing. When I look at the projects I have coming down the pipe, I decided to use Google Calendar to make myself a project plan. I had to because I was losing track and wanted to get an idea of what I could accomplish. Now, my poor calendar looks like a coloring book where every crayon in the box was used. The good thing is it helped me sort things.
So here’s what my agenda looks like so far. Things could change, depending upon time and other obligations (like our Disney World vacation in September). Keep in mind, these are only ebook releases. Depending upon sales, I might do print versions, too, which could impact the schedule. I’m already planning to have a print version of Bittersweet available to sign for ConCarolinas.
Bittersweet – March 4th
Disappearance Hall – April/May
Secret Project #1 – June/July
Deadlier by the Dozen – August/September
Silent Scream – November/December
I think I know what your next question is. What’s with the Secret Project? Well…it’s a secret. 🙂 Truthfully, I named it that because I’m still debating on what I want to do with it. If I decide to publish it, June/July is the best place to slot it.
Also, Half Breed sits in a precarious situation because I’ll be able to officially get my rights back this year. So that means another book will go on my publishing list. Where to fit it is the question. I don’t want to overcommit to anything, seeing as my schedule is already jam-packed.
I know I know. They say when it comes to self-publishing everything is totally up to you. But I can’t help feel that I need to run this like a business, which means timelines, project plans, setting expectations, resourcing, etc. Just call me institutionalized by The Man. 🙂