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"What's Past Is Prologue." - William Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Plan (And Newsletter)

The Plan. So ominous sounding, isn't it? Am I cooking up a grand scheme? One that will bring down cities and crumble civilizations?


Well, it's entirely possible in any of my stories. Destruction is fun (and legal if it's fiction and not the real deal). ;)

No, no, nothing so doomsday is being kicked up. Unless you consider a plan of attack for publications an end of the world matter. Who knows, it could be. I'm sure the Universe would be to no end amused at my dismay if I outlined my plan and it decided it was time for the world to explode right before it's implemented. Because the Universe can be a big jerk sometimes.

Guess I got to bribe the good, old Universe. Cookies? Everyone likes cookies.

What? You think I'm stalling? Just get on with outlining The Plan? Fine. I guess I should deliver as promised.

I've decided that I'm finally going to make more of a push with indie publishing. I just feel like I've been sitting on my hands and waffling back and forth with what I want to do, so I'm just going to do it. And I actually have dates. Yup. This is happening. And the best thing about the beginning of The Plan is you'll all get to read some stuff for free!

That's right, I'll be continuing and finishing "Dude In Distress" on Wattpad, and once that's complete, I'll be starting a new original novel called Chains of Nect. It'll only be a rough draft, so you may fall into some plot holes, have inconsistencies hit you on the head, or get knocked over by a direction/plot shift, but it should be enjoyable nonetheless.

Then come October, the Baker's Dozen Experiment will begin! *inserts evil cackle* Wait, I'm a mad writer, not a mad scientist.

I will be publishing one story per month on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and Smashwords come October of this year for thirteen months straight. Most will be short stories, but one may be a novelette. And the final one may even be a novel! I am still giving a response I haven't received a few more months before I set things in stone on that, but I'm tentatively planning to publish Mind Behind the Mind in October 2016.

"Dancing in the Wind" will also be getting a cover upgrade, as well as a formatting and back matter upgrade in the next couple months.

Here's what the current schedule looks like. All planned publications via Amazon are tentative--the order may be switched around or some may drop off as I do still plan to submit stories to other markets before I place them on the definite indie publishing list. I will make sure there is something every month though during the Baker's Dozen Experiment, and it will be confirmed at least a month ahead of each publication.

❦ Starting June 2, 1 Part Every Tuesday and Friday, Final Part July 10 - "Dude In Distress" Parts 2-13 - Wattpad
❦ Starting July 17, 1 Scene or Chapter Every Friday, Final Post Undetermined - Chains of Nect - Wattpad

Follow me on Wattpad to get notices of new parts--not all parts will be cross-posted to my blog!

❦ Fall 2015 - "Bloodstains" to be published in a limited time anthology by Dingbat Publishing - Amazon

❦ October 13, 2015 - Baker's Dozen Experiment begins! "Suicide Woes" and "Ode to Buses and Libraries" in the Fractured Fairies series - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ November 13, 2015 - "Dreams in Shadow" in the Fate series - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ December 13, 2015 - "Cold...Oh So Cold" and "This Is Where I Stand" in the Tales of Chyraine series - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ January 13, 2016 - "Love Fades" in the Fate series - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ February 13, 2016 - "Bound" - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ March 13, 2016 - "Hell Hath No Fury" (novelette) - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ April 13, 2016 - "Reversed" in the Fate series - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ May 13, 2016 - "SOL Air" in the Fractured Fairies series - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ June 13, 2016 - "Sunset Street" - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ July 13, 2016 - "Ace of Wands" (placeholder title) in the Fate series - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ August 13, 2016 - "Prince Upon a Black Horse" (placeholder title) - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ September 13, 2016 - "Bloodstains" and "Hair of the Dog" - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords
❦ October 13, 2016 - Mind Behind the Mind - Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Smashwords

That's a lot of dates and stories--right? Who's going to remember all of that? Well, clearly you don't have to, but if you'd like a reminder of upcoming publications, I've started a newsletter!

But that's not the best thing about the newsletter. Nope. Subscribers will get access to early sneak peeks and exclusive content. As a matter of fact, if you subscribe before July 8, you'll receive the Prologue to Chains of Nect on July 9 in the first newsletter (8 days before it goes live on Wattpad!).

I promise not to be crazy with the newsletter. No more than one per month will land in your inbox, and there will be times (when not in the middle of the Baker's Dozen Experiment) that there will be two or three months between newsletters. You can either subscribe using the form on the left side of my blog, or you can CLICK HERE.

Have you soaked all of this in? Are you excited? I hope you're excited. I definitely am. Time to start rolling the d10 for my "Dude In Distress" RPG turned story revision! June 2 is right around the corner!

NEXT UP: "Dude In Distress" Part 2

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