I have some decisions to make.
I have three novels more or less ready to publish. Two are complete. One needs more work, but will be done in a month or two.
So...do I put them all out at the same time? Do I roll them out one at a time? If I roll them out one at a time, which one do I start with, and which one comes second?
I was watching a year old program on publishing on Cspan, and they were saying that out of the MILLION novels published a couple of years ago, 700,000 were ebooks.
So any novel dropped into that ocean will drown.
I'm trending back to perhaps trying to send NEARLY HUMAN off to agents again. I've decided to hire someone to copy edit it, because I've changed so many names and changed from 1st person to 3rd person, and especially because I feel that there is a book there -- somewhere -- but I don't quite have it. I guess I'm hoping she'll "fix" it. I know in the end, it'll be up to me, but there is always that hope.
I'm going to try to use what few connections I have to get some names of agents -- if that doesn't work, I'll pull them off the net. Next round of efforts, though, will be sending to multiple agents all at the same time. Based on responses from say 10 or 15 agents, I'll know whether to even bother to proceed. 15 form rejections would pretty much give me the message. 10 form rejections and 5 more forthcoming rejections might be enough to keep me trying. Something like that.
I'm not forming a plan at this point. Just going with the flow. Covers will be ready when they're ready, formatting, all that. Plus getting Nearly Human in shape.
So it will probably be a process all through the month of January just getting ready.
I keep reminding myself that there is no hurry. The books are done or getting done.
The only danger is that I stay away too long from writing original material. So I just have to try to schedule that in, somehow.
The vampire story already has a thematic structure -- I know what I want to say. I have to work out the plot, but I know that it will entail a 'chase' of some kind, which helps with the suspense factor.
I'm thinking I should probably schedule the "new" writing early in each day, see how far it goes, then go back to old writing and work on that.
It'll be nice to have routine to work with, now that the holidays are past. These next six months should be very productive.
Coming Next Week: 5/22/13
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