Wednesday, January 18, 2012

#ROW80 Better LATE than Never

Jumping in two weeks late... BUT now I have some goals. I missed the last round :( and the round before that I edited and published a novel (WIN!) and basically now I have an idea of where I want my publishing career to go I'm back! With an awesome plan.

I cemented my 2012 publishing schedule this weekend.

March 2012 STONE (a novella about a kick-ass single Mom with a Joan Jett attitude who throws a creepy controlling guy out of her life with the point of a shotgun)

June 2012 PAST DUE (a 3 episode novella about Jill and how her life is worth a negative $80,000 which she's going fix by making an even half-million of debt!

September 2012 SERVED (sequel to CANCELLED. Two never married parents fight over their toddler's upbringing and being in love, not with each other.)

December 2012 POISON (short story for WG2E anthology Martini Madness).

First, I had to calculate what is it going to take to write all of these words? Surprisingly not a lot. 8,000 words per week and I'll be done with all by July. That's 8-10 writing hours per week.

Next, I had to check in with my cover artist, the wonderful Melissa Oyler. Her response was "Let's GO!" She is an amazing, full-service cover artist. Her background is graphic design, which is important to me. Want to know how above and beyond she went for CANCELLED? Read how the process went from conception to cover and every single step of the way she worked WITH me, never for me. We have a team type relationship and I never felt like just another client. Hire her. You will get the cover you 100% want at a price you can afford. And probably a friend, too!

So March 22, 2012?

Alright here we go:

January 25: 8,000 words fiction. 3 blog posts (tech talk, one on reader site, one on author site), twitter fun.
February 1: 8,000 words fiction. 3 blog posts
February 8: 8,000 words fiction. 3 blog posts STONE done
February 15: 8,000 words on PAST DUE, 3 blog posts
February 22:  8,000 words on PAST DUE, 3 blog posts, Editing run on STONE
February 29: 8,000 words on PAST DUE, 3 blog posts, Polish STONE
March 5: Get STONE to Omega Readers.
March 7: 8,000 words on PAST DUE, 3 blog posts
March 14: 8,000 words on PAST DUE, STONE goes live (3/13)
March 18: 8,000 words on PAST DUE, celebrate being a twice published author!!!

March 25th, turn 30. :)

A robotics engineer asks his business partner to marry him, but a previous one-night stand is having his baby. CANCELLED is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords WIP: SERVED Two never married parents fight over their toddler's upbringing and moving on with their lives, without each other;(status: outlining)



  1. Very cool. SMART goals at that ;) Best of luck and success! Welcome to the ROW.

  2. Wow! You're an inspiration. I love the way all your goals are so neatly and clearly laid out. Good luck this year!

  3. I do well with simple. :) Thank you Ryan and Sonia for the encouragement!

    I've REALLY missed my #ROW80 peeps. The support I had while I marched my way to publishing CANCELLED was PHE-NOM-UH-NAL!!! Now that the book is getting reviews from strangers that are uber-positive, I'm eager to get back into the ring with some new works! That and I'm pretty sure my mother-in-law would physically chain me to my laptop when she visits in June if I didn't have more to give her and her church ladies. Trust me, you really know you are in some trouble when you hear a church is praying for your inspiration to get writing again! LOL. Love them all, though!

  4. Wow, you are on fire. Best wishes toward your goals.