I have been hemming and hawwing about when to publish the Shifters & Mages series.
Do I start publishing now since the first book is ready for publication? Do I wait until all the books are done? Do I wait until I have three of the four(ish) ready to go?
In the end, it’s all about writer preference, but that’s where I’m lost. I don’t know what I prefer. I do know that, as a reader, I enjoy marathoning books, so if I like book one, I can automatically jump into the next one.
At the same time, I’ve been going to events recently and there’s a couple more I’m planning to attend this year, and it’s extremely discouraging to say, “Yes, I’m an author. I did have a couple of novels published, but now I don’t.”
I realize I don’t have to say that, but the thought’s always there in the back of my mind, and I’m typically a spit-fire person where I say things before I really have a chance to think about them, which is partially why I bite my tongue and hold back in most conversations honestly.
That’s why I’m pushing myself to try to finish the first drafts of the novels this year. I’ve got just over three months to do so, and I think I can. I only have two full-length novels (one of which is three-quarters done) and two novellas to finish (one of which is three-quarters done). I know I can finish them. I’ve got this.
Now it’s just a matter of motivating myself to actually get it all done, which is the most difficult part. To do so, I’m going to set some release dates, and I need all my readers to hold me accountable to it. If you’re reading this, bother me often on any of my social media accounts and ask me where I stand with my writing. It helps. I promise.
Puck’s Choice – March 22, 2018
Jenna’s Story – April 26, 2018
Untitled Novella Collection – May 24, 2018
Mages’ Sacrifice – June 21, 2018
There you have it! My official release dates for the books in the series. I will get them done, and I will get them out. Then I can start working on the next books. I’m so excited! Are you excited? Be excited!!! The end is nigh!
Also, I still need a title for the novella collection. If you have any ideas, let me know in the comments below!
Previously on Shifters & Mages Updates:
How have I been doing with the #Sept100KChallenge? See the video below.