I just updated my website with current projects and release dates. Looking back over the last six months, I did have a lot of releases. The last one, however, was in early May, and since then, I've been wrapped up in house and job things. It feels like I haven't published anything in years.
That's another good answer to the question "how do you publish/write so much?" - my sense of time is utterly screwed. It feels like I'm trapped in an eternal case of bullet time.
At the moment, though, there are only four releases with any certainty.
- "Risky Maneuvers" is going to be out this week.
- I hesitate to promise "Don't Ask Don't Tell" - that project has been bedeviled with so much bad luck, I fully expect the printer to burn down when it goes into production. If everything goes right (hah!), though, we're looking at a release this July. July 2011 is just as likely.
- "Lion of Kent" will come out from Carina Press in late August 2010.
- "First Blood" is due out in September.
And that's me done this year. So far. There might be a few stragglers here and there, but that's what I have contracts for right now.
However, I'll start 2011 strong with the release of "Pawn" from eXcessica, and I'm planning to wrap up a couple novels before I go gently into the next year. It was my New Year's resolution in 2009 to restart my writing "career". Looking back over a total of ten releases, I'd say that one's covered, and we're only 6 months in.
But, bullet time. Bullet time says "it's been ages since you finished something/sold a story/got a contract". The other resolutions were to move into my own house and get a job that I like and pays a lot more. Yup, both are covered.
The next six months will be about finding a new routine and finishing 2-3 full novels - either hard editing or wrapping up.
Ah, next thing to happen - get that eagle/phoenix tattoo. But not in summer. And another tailored suit from my source. This time, we're looking at a three-piece. I might even get a watch on a chain.