This page explains what I’m currently working on, what is in the works, and what I’ve done that’s sitting still. It’s mostly to cut down on all the confusion when I’m posting entries where I mention multiple series, but honestly might make it all worse. It’s probably best to put this out rather than me being the only person who knows, then consistently talking about it. Apologies in advance if it’s confusing. This is just my system (or part of it).
They go in order from the point they were WRITTEN (which is what I have them labeled as), not by what I’m actively doing, how far along they are, or how important they are to me.
If there is a * in front of a series, that means it’s completed (writing-wise). If it’s underlined, that means there is some sort of news on it.
(Series with Active News: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, SA)
(List of priorities at the very bottom will change when larger milestones are hit.)
(Random note: When I say ‘run-through,’ I mean ‘edit.’ That’s just what I often call it.)
(It goes: # of books in series (regardless of whether they’re completed or not, if I know how many it will be), if it’s finished (writing-wise) and [the time frame I wrote it in], the number of drafts (only applicable if series is complete), what I did the last time I touched it and when that was)
Check back to keep updated!
Genre: YA, Paranormal
6 Books, Complete (2010-2012), 6th Draft, Last Run-Through February 2015
Note: I currently have no intention of ever releasing this series. They were the first books I ever wrote and infuriate me accordingly. It’s possible that I may release them at some point in the future, when I have the time/patience to make them good enough. I don’t have either at the moment.
August 12, 2014: I’ve really been putting some serious thought into trying to fix this one. It’s all a matter of finding the time . . .
December 2014: I’ve pretty much decided that I will get this ready to release at some point. Again, it’s all about finding the time and taking care of other priorities.
February 4, 2014: Finished a rough run-through of the entire series, attempting to determine whether it can potentially be salvaged or not. It’s possible. Maybe. Possibly. I might get back to it later on this year, after a few more releases and things settle down a bit.
*Series 2 (Reave Series):
Genre: YA, Fantasy
4 Books, Complete (August 2012-November 2012), 10th Draft, Last changes made February 2015
Book 1 (Reave) Released: December 4, 2013
Book 2 (Elude) Released: July 14, 2014
(Check out the My Books page to see more about them!)
NEWS: As of 7/16/2014, two beta-readers have finished book 3. 🙂
August 12, 2014: I need to get book 3 to another beta-reader, and book 4 to the first. (The first is currently going through a different one.)
February 5, 2015: I’ll be starting to arrange the photo shoot for the remaining books in this series soon, for the cover art. Planning on releasing B3 in a couple months. 🙂
Genre: YA, Dystopian
? Books, Not Finished, Started February 2013, Last Writing Done August 2013
Note: I’ve only written a few chapters of the first book. I’ve tried working on it several times, but have found it very difficult to do as much. I do have intentions to get back to it at some point, but I have no idea when.
*Series 4 (The Ten Kingdoms):
3 Books, Complete (June 2013-July 2013 [Yes, that one came out VERY FAST]), 7th Draft, Last Run-Through December 2014
Book 1 (Lameria’s Gift) Projected Release: March 2015
Note: These books are not Young Adult. I just want that put out there as fair warning before I start releasing them.
NEWS: As of 6/11/2014, I’m mostly-finished with another run-through of it, currently on the third book. Hoping to get the first to a beta-reader soon.
July 28, 2014: Book 1 is in the hands of the first beta-reader.
October 2014: The front cover for B1 is finished.
December 2014: B1 has gone through multiple beta-reads.
December 10, 2014: I’m working on the last run-through before formatting.
February 5, 2015: B1 is totally finished, waiting for release. Projected: Early March 2015
? Books, Not Finished, Started August 2013
Note: This is a spin-off of sorts for the previous trilogy. Book 1 is not completed, but it’s on my to-do list, though not my immediate one. If people want this series to happen after reading the trilogy, that will give it a higher priority than it currently has. It’s difficult to write on in a different way than Series 3. It makes me sad. (I was talking about the book/story making me sad, but it being difficult also does.)
3 Books, Complete (August 2013-November 2014), 3rd Draft, Last Run-Through February 2015
Note: Books 1 and 2 are written. 3 is a few chapters in. I will finish it at some point, but whether I release it is questionable. It’s kind of filthy, for one thing. I’m not so exceptional at writing contemporary, for another. My ratio at finishing them in comparison to Fantasy novels is NOT that great (apart from Series 1, which is six completed ‘contemporary’).
Note 2: I decided to release this series. It’s just too funny (in my opinion) not to.
November 5, 2014: Started writing on B3 again.
November 15, 2014: Finished first draft of B3. (B 1&2 are on second drafts.)
January 15, 2015: Finished a run-through of the series.
February 5, 2015: I’m planning on releasing the first in this series relatively soon. It needs to be sent off for editing, and I need to get the cover art done.
Genre: Probably NA, Fantasy
? Books, Not Finished, Started February 2014, Last Actively Writing June 2014
Note: This is a spin-off of the Reave Series. It’s more for my own amusement/sanity than anything, and I have very little intention of releasing it when/if finished. If there was a high (and insistent) demand for it in the future, that might sway me.
NEWS: As of 6/11/2014, I’ve gotten a little farther through the first. Not much, but I have written on it recently.
? Books, Not Finished, Started February 2014, Last Actively Writing February 2015
Note: Again, not YA.
NEWS: As of 5/17/2014, I’ve halted on the third book to work on other projects (so that I can come back to this with less on my plate). Whenever I’ve gotten a few things accomplished, this will be what I get back to. I’ve finished the first two books, along with a short story for this series.
August 12, 2014: I’m approximately halfway finished with writing book 3.
August 14, 2014: I finished writing book 3. Obviously I was WAY OFF with the previous update as to how far I was into it.
September 13, 2014: I finished writing book 4. Started on book 5.
October 30, 2014: Partially-done with B5.
January 2, 2015: Still partially-done with B5. Hoping to finish writing this one within the next couple months.
SA1 (IS NO LONGER A SA): 3-4 Books, Complete (February 2014-December 2014), 3rd Draft, Last Run-Through March 2015
I only have one, and it’s attached to the Reave Series. While I could technically group them together, I don’t feel like I should. Despite taking place during the same timeline with a (later) known character (MY FAVORITE, apart from Aster), it has an extremely different feel and is also told in third-person POV, opposed to my preferred first. I can’t really classify them together (not while feeling good about it) because I have sincere doubts that it could be put in the same YA category when I finish. It’s very difficult to write about Reapers and keep the books *cough* tame enough to be classified as YA. And with the particular Reaper it centers around . . . there’s really no way. I do have intentions to finish and release this, but I’m not actively working on it. When my plate is a little less full and it gets closer to a time where I could feasibly release it (can’t until the entire series is released), it will get a higher priority.
NEWS: As of 6/11/2014, this is the most recent book I’ve worked on. (Yes, I know I talked about ‘priorities’ there at the end, but sometimes you can’t help what you want to work on.) I’ve gotten quite a lot farther into it, and it’s seeming like it will end up being a short story rather than a full one. I might be able to finish this one soon(ish), but that will depend on whether I have the time to do as much before needing to focus full attention on books that will be releasing sooner.
December 2014: Worked on this from 11/16/2014 – 12/9/14. I’m almost finished with the first draft, but I had to put it aside to get S4B1 ready for release. I was totally wrong about the length of this. It’s easily going to be twice the length of the longest book I’ve ever written. I’ll either be releasing it in two or three parts when that happens, but it will need a lot of work before that point. (And I still can’t release it until after I release S2B4.)
January 2014: Did a run-through of this. It will definitely NOT be YA, and it will be released in either three or four parts, due to the length.
March 2, 2015: Finished another run-through of this.
2 Books Released (Head over to the My Books page to see more about them!)
21 Books Written (+ 1 short story) (Off about the number, due to being undecided over how many books SA1 will end up being. Will update this number after I’ve made a decision on how many times to split it.)
8 Completed Books in the ‘Release Queue’ (Meaning the series as a whole is complete, has several edits on it, but is waiting for one thing or another)
9 Completed books that will probably never see the light of day (I’ve changed my mind about that)
4 Incomplete series
4 Completed series
My List of Work Priorities (As of 02/05/2015):
Getting book 2 in the Reave Series prepared for release Releasing it Another run-through of books 3 & 4 Another run-through ofCompleted Trilogy (Series 4 up top) (Partially crossed out because I’m partially done) Get book 1 of that trilogy into hands of beta-readers to prepare for release Get back to work on Series 8 Get S4B1 ready for release
- Release that
Finish SA first draft Do a run-through of S6
- Finish S8 and first run-through
- Another run-through of books 3&4 in the Reave Series
- Another beta-reader for RS book 3
- Get RS book 4 into the hands of beta-readers
Figure out what to do for releases Potentially go through S1 again
- Be able to cross off 4 of this list (which means finishing up with S4B3)
- Arrange for photo shoot for remainder of S2 + SA1
- Cover art for S2B3
- Cover art for S6B1
- Another run-through of S6
- S6B1 to editor
Another run-through of SA1
- Redo interiors for Reave and Elude
- Find time to breathe (Because that’s possible . . .)