In the midst of getting things ready for Memory War's release, I'm painfully aware that I have to keep focused on what's to come after the book is out. I have Lady Raven due out later in the year, but I have to keep writing so I've got stuff ready to come out in 2015.
To that end, I've set myself the goal of completing two novels by the end of February 2015. One of these will be the second Lady Raven book, while the other will be for traditional publishing.
Unfortunately, looking back at the number of book ideas I've talked about on this blog, and then let fall by the wayside, I think it's best if I keep the details of new series under wraps until I'm certain they're going somewhere. Fact is, most book ideas never get written, and I'm certainly no exception to this. Writing a book is hard, and takes a lot of commitment. Some ideas have to be let go, because your time might be better spent on a more solid concept, for now, instead of struggling through something that isn't working.
This isn't because I'm having trouble deciding what to write next. I swear. Why are you looking at me like that...?
I'd love to take a week off from work, and each day just write as much as I can for a different book, and by the end of the week see which idea looks the most promising.
So that's where things stand, as regards my future writing. Lots to consider, and I really need to decide what new series to write next. One thing is for sure, I do not want to repeat the stress I put myself through last year. 2013 was a rough year, writing-wise, and while I need to get my writing back on track, I can't afford to run myself into the ground like I've done in the past.
Don't forget, you can still sign up for the Memory War Blog Tour, and enter to win a signed copy of the book. If you'll be at the launch on September 6th, don't forget to pre-order your copy.