Wow. I mean wow.
After I did the blog about productivity and stuff, I started to think about the projects that I have on the go.
I have my ‘When the Lights Go Out’, ‘Culture Shock’, ‘Space Courier’, and ‘Felix the Swift Part One’.
But that is nothing that I haven’t blogged about before. I have been talking about them since I have started this blog.
Here is the wow. Before a day ago, I had three of those books in some part of editing. Some needing more edits than others. One in particular might not get published.
After I started think about my projects and the discussion on the Dead Robots Society Podcast about publishing series of books as the way to make money. Also about how there is a trend for shorter length work. Which I am not against writing.
I came to a conclusion. My Felix the Swift book. Originally started as a single novel with bits and pieces being told as flashbacks. I then decided that the flashbacks were too strong to be flashbacks and needed to be a full part of the story. The length of the book went from approx. 90k to 180k. I then split it into two novels.
As of this writing I have 77k written in book one, while 30k written in book two. I expect another 15k min to be in part one and that is me keeping the plot of the rest of the part down to the bare minimum. I have an end scene for a book. It is really cool.
However. To write the rest of the book the way that I want to do I expect that I will need to add 5ok at least onto the 77k that I currently have. So what do I do with the added words? My aim is to have 90k books max. Solution. Pull the novels back to 80k and add a third book.
Boom. Felix the Swift is now a Trilogy.
All I need to do is to get the currently projected 15k up past my 50k that I want to do and get it to 80k. An extra 30k. I have plans on how to do that. Other characters that I can make POV. Twists to put into it to get the characters from where they are at the end of book one to my dramatic end scene that was end scene book one, but is now end scene book two.
I am excited.
It means that out of the four projects on the go at the moment, all four of them have a book in editing. First drafts are done.
That means I am in editing. This is utterly awesome.
The next question is, should I publish these books sooner or wait until I have all of the books planned complete?
I am not sure. But that is a question for another day and another blog.
If anyone reading this has a suggestion on what I should do, please comment.