…and a wee dose of random.
I probably need to be a little quicker at figuring out release dates, but I try not to tie myself down because life has a way of getting in the way of plans. Because of questions about release dates, I should create some kind of proper info page, but in the meantime I’ll post here for the people searching for unfinished sequels.
I’m working on the Ava Delaney series at the moment then I’m jumping onto the Cursed one. Then back to Ava, and so on. I wanted to take longer with these particular books partly because of the extra research I’m planning on doing. The time it takes me to bring out books varies because sometimes I like to finish subsequent books before I release the next in line, and sometimes everything goes quicker than expected.
So, unless something drastic happens:
Tempt (Ava Delaney #3) will be online in November 2011.
Clarity (Cursed #2) will be online in December 2011.
Purity (Cursed #3) -likely the final Cursed book *cries*- will be released in the summer of 2012.
I’m not sure when Taken (Ava Delaney #4) will be released. It was originally supposed to be the second AD book (except it was then entitled Tempt), but the series worked better in a different order. Not to mention that minor characters keep telling me their life story and changing everything. :) Of all the ideas for Ava, the main storyline in Taken has been my favourite from the beginning, but I want to do it justice. It will definitely be finished in 2012, but it might be later in the year rather than sooner, depending on a few things. I think the series might end in 2013, but I am reluctant to leave that world altogether. I get attached. *Shrug*
I am dying to write something new, but I thought it was fairer to finish a series, which is why I’m planning on jumping into Purity after Clarity. What I do next year mostly depends on how burnt out I am on Ava, I might edit a fae or witchy novel, or work on the reaper draft before I concentrate on Taken. I have a couple of partial drafts of exciting (to me) stories that I’m trying not to look at until Ava’s story is done, but it’s hard. I can’t promise I won’t lapse. I won’t even get into the other genres or commitments. Popcorn kittens indeed.
I went through my writing folder during my laptop disaster and, spread amongst full drafts, partial drafts, ideas and short stories, total files surpassed 800. Um, gulp. I pity whoever takes on the job of sorting through my files when I’m gone. At least I’m no longer hoarding scraps of paper. Yay for flash drives.
We’re making important life changing decisions at home at the moment, but I’m still making time for writing. That recent unplanned extended break seemed to stoke the writing flames somewhat, I’m on 5k plus days lately. That’s what excessive thinking and a broken laptop does. I might as well make the most of it now because once I start editing, I’m going to feel the need to poke my own eyes out.
A long weekend is almost upon us here, so have a good one. :D