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Putting ducks in a row November 28, 2015

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2016 plans, Best laid plans, Best planned lays, queue, to-dos.
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It’s been a while since I’ve done this. Like, well over a year. So I should put things on paper (err.. pixels) so that I have a checklist of what needs to be done in 2016

To Write:

    • Sins of the Father
    • Berlin  (Finish and retitle this) (Sable Locks, book 2)
    • The Willow Sword
    • Sea Prince

To Edit

    • Burden of Truth

To Outline

    • The Lady and the Sword (Mystere, Book 2)
    • Ashes and Light (Mystere, Book 3)
    • Tablets of Stone (Mystere Book 4)
    • Blood Bound
    • The Mentalist’s Cat
    • The White Raven
    • The Navigator (Steam and Screw, Book 1)
    • The Captain (Steam and Screw, Book 2)
    • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
    • Rainbow Wars
    • Holy Orders (Sequel to Heart’s Master)
    • Men of Mortal Seeming (Sable Locks, book 3)

To Sell

    • Hidden Things
    • Holy Palmer’s Kiss
    • Sapphires and Gold
    • The Ice Raven

The Night To-Do List September 25, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2011 plans, Princes of Air, promotions, queue, Reading, Ta-da, to-dos, upcoming work, writing.
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And you can read that as either The Night Kitchen or The Night Circus (which I am very eager to read, but has to wait until I finish The Magician King. And yes, Catherine Valente was right when she said the Quentin still needed to be smacked out of the book.  I do like Julia, though.)

Heart’s Master is humming along nicely. I did almost 7000 words last week (6,999), which is good because I fell over with the flu Friday afternoon, and didn’t write a blessed word yesterday.  I tried to take a day off on Wednesday, and still wrote over 800 words. Which just goes to show I don’t write because I want to, I write because I HAVE to.

In any case, I’m almost ready to start posting chapters to the ERWA Storytime board for critique. That will wait, I think, until mid-November, though. Princes of Air comes out in just over a month, and I will be doing promo (which will probably be starting either October 1st or the 15th. Watch this space!) The week after the book comes out, I am slated to do an Livejournal author chat on the Circlet Press LJ.  So progress on Heart’s Master may just slow to a crawl.

So, on to the To-dos.

To Revise:

  • Nomad”s Moon (?) — Wait for response from small press

To Write:

  • Heart’s Master (used to be Drum Mage)
  • Playing For Keeps (short story to launch Tales from the Arena)
  • The Willow Sword
  • Sea Prince (To be written with Danielle Jones)
  • Wanderer’s Moon (next book in the Midnight Moon series. Not to be done until we sell Nomad’s Moon)

To Outline

  • 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)

To Sell

  • Nomad’s Moon
  • Exile’s Moon
  • Silk Skin (short story)
  • Infernal Machine (reprint, sent to Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica)

>Productive week. April 28, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in queue, writing.
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>So, I’ve had a productive week so far, and it’s only Wednesday. A query for Nomad’s Moon went off to Immanion Press. Infernal Machine is done, and went off to the beta readers two days ago. And I’ve almost finished revising Prince of Air. The initial revision that removed the sex scenes and attempted to make it a mainstream fantasy story was a mistake. I know that now. Putting the sex back is making it a better story again. Maybe now I can sell it.

Very productive. Now to sell the finished works.

The updated queue:

To Write:

* Haunts (Shadow Unit story, in progress)
* House of Sable Locks (novel, in progress)
* Wanderer’s Moon (next book in the Midnight Moon series. Currently on hold.)
* Drum Mage
* Professional virgin story (no title as of yet)
* Wandering star story

To Revise

* Prince of Air

To Outline

* Sea Prince (outline in progress)
* Coral Throne
* Hidden Things

To Sell

* Nomad’s Moon
* Exile’s Moon
* Infernal Machine