Aaaaah. May's here. And with it, I hope, a positive outlook and more productivity.
Why? Well... I came to this decision over the weekend regarding my War of Six Crowns series. So yes, I have two novels in the pipeline to get published.
But wait, there's more. I'm also going to publish Birds vs Bastards. Before this year is out. Madness, you might say, but really, it's publishing ready right now. (Or I wouldn't have been willing to query it before.) I'm just going to take a few more months to make sure everything is just so.
But there's even more. I took the past few days off to take stock after my depressed gripe from Friday. Bad news is that no, I probably still won't achieve most of what I planned for this year. Good news is that this doesn't set my five-year goals back at all.
See... I extended my timelines to 2018, and at the rate at which I can finish projects (and have been completing them in the past), I'm capable of getting out up to 26 (yes 26) titles before December that year. That's a staggering amount, and I realize it isn't all that realistic. Thirteen books, however... very very in the realm of possibility.
So now, the goal is to produce somewhere between 13 and 26 high-quality books in the next five years. Why? Because I can. And because I know that the more I produce, the more possible the goal at the top of this post ($7500 in royalties per month for a year before end 2018) will become.
Will I do it? Who knows? But man, am I going to have fun trying. After all, I won't have anyone telling me what I can't do.
Yes people. This kid is going self-publishing on you, and she's going all the way. More on this later.