Okay, here we go.
WHAT HAPPENED IN OCTOBER
So, I managed to get at least a few things done in October.
I managed to publish four novels, a collection, and a bonus short story!
That’s the bulk of what I actually got done. Honestly, everything else I technically did or made progress on needs to be discussed in the next section, so let’s just move to that.
WHAT I WANT TO DO IN NOVEMBER
So, first of all, I should definitely have Parasexual 2 out in November. I finished writing it and have sent it over to my editor. Last I heard, she’s halfway through it or so. Once she gets done and tosses it back to me, I’ll do an edit for myself. I’m currently still waiting on the cover art for it, but I’m hoping that by the time I’m done editing, it’ll be ready. And then I’ll publish it! It’s about 12,000 words longer than Parasexual and I hope you like it.
Now, I’ve gotten the plan for Demoness IV all worked out, and I’m almost positive it’s going to be longer than Demoness III. Although I don’t think this trend of each book being longer than the last to continue beyond this next novel. It’s kind of just working out that way. And I could be wrong, Demoness IV could be roughly the same length or maybe even a little shorter, but I doubt it. I think I’d like to settle on an average length somewhere between 75,000 and 90,000 words. Which, to give you an idea of that, it would fall somewhere between 220 and 265 Kindle Pages. Demoness III was about 78,000 words and 229 Kindle Pages, which I feel pretty good about for length. On top of this, I have officially begun writing Demoness IV!
So when’s it coming out? Shit, I don’t know. I will work hard on it, but I’m just going to call it now and say it is not coming out in 2018. I’m looking at an early 2019 release date, but it might be as late as February or possibly even March. I will try hard to get it written, but writing it alongside Parasexual 3 and all the editing I’ll be doing, combined with the fact that we’re heading into winter now means that I probably won’t be writing super fast.
And yeah, I’ll begin writing Parasexual 3 this month as well. I’m going to try and have it out sometime in December.
Now, let’s discuss some of the bigger things happening.
In a previous post I mentioned that I now have a friend of mine editing my works. Since I have always wanted another pair of eyes on my work, and because she agreed to it, I have decided to just go ahead and have her edit my entire fucking library. And because I’m, in some ways, a precision freak, I’ll feel the need to read over everything that gets edited as well to see if I can catch anything else.
Now, because I’m going over (for the last fucking time) my entire library again, I have also decided to do something that I really should have done from the beginning: create a timeline. Now this primarily will refer to my fantasy universe, given that there really hasn’t been much content written for the paranormal and post-apocalyptic universes, and the timeline for the science fiction universe is pretty straightforward. I’ll be taking the opportunity to go back and look at all the clues I wrote into the works, because although I did have a rough idea of when stuff takes place, and on a very basic level you can figure out the timeline in terms of the order of titles published. Wanderlust is first, and I think My Undead Lover and Royal Lust took place sometime during or shortly after, and obviously Royal Lust takes place after My Undead Lover, then comes Lust & Adventure, then Demoness, then Women of the Wild. There are some specific references in there, like Lydia in Demoness III, so I do feel like I need to actual create a document with a definitive timeline instead of just having it as this vague notion in my head. I’ll release it on the website for those who care, and I’ll do the same for the science fiction universes.
Next on the list: I’ll be re-publishing Alien Harem & Valkyries as they were instead of doing full rewrites. I came to this decision after going back and expanding Desire and Demoness. The reason is because I realized that I don’t like going backwards. Expanding those two novellas was kind of grueling work, and it made me realize that going back and rewriting two of my series, even though they could use it, would take a LOT of my time and although at first I’d probably enjoy myself, I would quickly tire of it and eventually I’d start dreading it, which means that it would not only take longer but would sap my energy while working on other projects. So, if you were looking forward to that, I am sorry.
Okay, so because I like doing stuff like this, I’ll just make a list of my stories that still need tending to, or changes are being made, or are upcoming. So here we go.
DEMONESS. Okay, actually a lot to say about this. First of all, I did finish expanding Demoness I. I added in about 15,000 words. It has been edited by my editor, although I haven’t gotten to edit it yet. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a little while before I get that version uploaded and get the Demoness books enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited. Here’s why: I want to have everything perfect and ready to go before I do so. So what’s required to getting everything perfect? Well, Demoness I, II, & III needs to be edited by both myself and my editor, as well as Fun in the Forest and The Former Princess. On top of that, I am going to have cover art made for both of those shorts as well. On top of that, and this is important, I am not going to keep those stories free. Why the hell am I doing that? Well, honestly, not that many people are reading them, based on the metrics I’m getting. I honestly think way more people would read them if I published them and enrolled them in the Kindle Unlimited. Which means I need to take them down from my website. So here’s what I’ll do in the future: I’ll first put the free shorts that take place in between the novels (because I intend to do more) on my website for a little bit, give people the chance to read them, then I’ll take them down for publication. And there will be warning ahead of time, so if you follow my Twitter, you should be fine. So it’ll be a little while before anything visible happens relating to Demoness, several months at least.
OLDER CONTENT. So I still have some older content to re-release. Alien Harem 1 & 2, the Valkyries Trilogy, and Sex & Survival 1, 2, & 3. I’ll put up Alien Harem and the Valkyries Trilogy as soon as I get cover art for them, and I’ll put up Sex & Survival as soon as I get closer to writing Sex & Survival 4. After that, I’ll be done re-publishing stuff!
FANTASY. This one is my main focus right now. Demoness is going to continue for quite awhile, although I honestly will have to take a break at some point to focus on other stuff. I also still need to at some point continue the Women of the Wild series, but I’m still not sure when that’ll be. That goes double for Lust & Adventure, which I won’t be re-publishing until I’m ready to write Lust & Adventure IV, which I’ve got no idea when that’ll be. I do have really, really big plans for this universe, like a huge, epic, world-changing adventure featuring, in one form or another, probably every main and most side characters I’ve written about, and some not yet written about. I’ve laid down a few very, very vague hints alluding to a larger story so far, and more will be coming in the future, but it’ll be quite awhile before I get to this.
SCIENCE FICTION. I don’t have a whole lot of plans for this one, actually. After getting all the older stuff re-published, I currently have one more idea for a decently long running series called Wild Discovery, which is more of a survival erotica. It’s going to take place ten or maybe fifteen years after all the other stories and feature a new alien race. I do have another vague idea for a series set in this universe, but it hasn’t really taken shape yet, so if I do get around to it, it’ll be awhile. I think there’s a decent chance that Wild Discovery, which I think will run for 12 novels, but that could change, will be the end of the Sci-Fi universe for awhile.
PARANORMAL. So this one I’m definitely bringing to a close for the foreseeable future when I finish up Parasexual. I have a few vague ideas, but honestly, this is the universe I find it hardest to write for, or at least come up with ideas for. Since I have so many other ideas jostling for my attention, I see no reason to try and expand this universe any further if I’m having a lot of trouble.
POST-APOCALYPTIC. So, I actually had a breakthrough earlier this year in terms of making this universe more viable. After Sex & Survival 4 is written, I plan on writing Haven, which takes place about a year later and I feel really good about, then another series that I actually think might be really awesome, or at the very least, it will hit a certain fetish that I’ve brought up a few times now very hard. And then after that I’ll do probably one more series that kind of unites the protagonists from Sex & Survival, Haven, and the unnamed series, and be kind of a climax. Then I’ll probably set that universe aside, unless I get some extremely compelling idea.
WHAT ELSE? Something that I’ve been thinking about is moving away from shared universes and doing stand-alone series. Let me give you a little bit of an idea of stories I’ve got waiting in the wings. Although I never thought I’d say so because I don’t chase trends, after realizing that super hero stories and LitRPG or GameLit stories are so popular, I thought about it and realized that I actually have a few ideas. So I’ll be doing a super hero series and a GameLit series. I mentioned on Twitter that I recently got an idea for a Sci-Fi/Horror series. I really, really want to write this one and really like it, so that’s definitely on the list. Those three will definitely be my main focus after I wrap up some of my shared universes (probably not permanently but for awhile). Besides that, I have an idea for a kind of big crossover series of all my universes (sounds crazy, I know, but I’ve got a good idea.) I also have an idea for an action series that follows a group of freedom fighters trying to overthrow an alien government in the future after an alien invasion occurred and Earth became occupied. I have other, even vaguer ideas floating around that haven’t really coalesced into anything yet. So obviously I have ideas for years and years of content. When 2019 rolls around, I’ll probably do a big retrospective and look forward and go into all this a bit more.
So that’s about it. Because of all this editing and writing that’s going to be going on, I’m probably going to go a little quiet for the rest of the year and somewhat into 2019, just working my ass off on getting it all done. Honestly, I will be feeling SO much better once all this editing is out of the way, the timelines are made, the old stuff is re-published, and Sex & Survival 4 is written and out. Because once all that is done, I will return to simply looking forward again, and working on maybe two things at a time and being able to have a clearer, more focused mind and get a lot more written a lot quicker!