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Getting the ducks in a row. November 21, 2013

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2013 plans, Ta-da, to-dos.
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It’s been over a YEAR since I last did a State of the Writer. (One year and one week. Which means it’s been one year and one week since my husband’s car accident. Wow. Time flies.)

So, without further ado, let’s see what I did this past year. This is the old list.

To Write:

      • Sapphires and Gold
      • From Dusk ’til Dawn
      • The Willow Sword
      • Sea Prince (To be written with Danielle Jones)
      • Tales from the Arena
      • Wanderer’s Moon (next book in the Midnight Moon series. Not to be done until we sell Nomad’s Moon)

To Outline

      • The Navigator (Steam and Screw, Book 1)
      • The Captain (Steam and Screw, Book 2)
      • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
      • Hidden Things (Mystere Book 1)
      • The Lady and the Sword (Mystere Book 2)
      • Ashes and Light (Mystere Book 3)
      • Tablets of Stone (Mystere Book 4)
      • Rainbow Wars (the teach-in idea. Definitely a  YA. And it needs a better title)
      • Holy Orders ( Sequel to Heart’s Master)
      • Temple of the Mysteries (maybe a shared world thing)

To Sell

      • Nomad’s Moon
      • Exile’s Moon
      • Heart’s Master
      • Kidnapped by Pirates
      • Holy Palmer’s Kiss

Not bad. On the to Write list, I wrote three and sold two of those (I’m counting the self-pub as a sale. I’m making money on it.) On the sale list, I only sold one. And on the outline list…. ummm… yeah. That hasn’t changed at all. Except that I added one. (That one being The School. And that one I finished the outline of last night.)

So, plans for the rest of the year? I’ve just started back into The Sea Prince.  I’ve talked to Danielle, and we’ve decided that it’s not going to be mainstream. I’m going with what I know — erotic romance. So I’m putting the sex scenes I cut out back in. Might have been nice if I’d kept those drafts, I suppose. But I lost a revision somewhere, including a really good scene that I’m annoyed that I can’t find. I can recreate that scene, too. I’m hoping to have this done by the end of the year, but that is me being, I think, insane. Maybe the end of 1st quarter 2014.

From there, we’ll see what happens. So here’s my updated to-dos.

To Write:

      • The Willow Sword
      • Sea Prince (To be written with Danielle Jones)
      • The School
      • Berlin (A Sable Locks short story)

To Outline

      • The White Raven (Yes, a sequel to Princes of Air)
      • The Navigator (Steam and Screw, Book 1)
      • The Captain (Steam and Screw, Book 2)
      • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
      • Hidden Things (Mystere Book 1)
      • The Lady and the Sword (Mystere Book 2)
      • Ashes and Light (Mystere Book 3)
      • Tablets of Stone (Mystere Book 4)
      • Rainbow Wars (the teach-in idea. Definitely a  YA. And it needs a better title)
      • Holy Orders ( Sequel to Heart’s Master)
      • Temple of the Mysteries (maybe a shared world thing)

To Sell

      • Nomad’s Moon
      • Exile’s Moon
      • Heart’s Master
      • Holy Palmer’s Kiss
      • Sapphires and Gold
      • The Ice Raven
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