AKA: The I-Told-You So Post / Eyes on the Prize
This little project to bring 3 books to publication from final(ish) drafts to finished book in 8 months or so is coming to an end, so let’s start with a quick recap of the initial plan:
The Story So Far…
Late January: Work out a project plan, and hurl in some leeway and breathing space in case things don’t go according to plan
Feb – April: Final revisions of the trilogy
May: build draft paperback editions for my cover artist so he can get the spine thickness right when he starts work in mid-May; the second half of the month is set aside for working with him on this (although it was much quicker, he is that good)
June-July: Build and order initial proof copies of the paperbacks and proof-read all three; submit any corrections so everything’s ready for release. Build kindle versions.
August: probably just take it easy in the run-up to publication because this is totally do-able, but there’s some leeway in the unlikely event things don’t go according to plan
August 23rd: release Angel’s Truth
September: release Angel’s Deceit
October: release Angel’s Knight
What could possibly go wrong? Well, there were a few wrinkles along the way, but because I was planning a staggered release of the trilogy, if I had real problems I could focus on book one, then I’d have a few weeks to work on book 2 before its release in September, and a few more till the final release in October. Well, you can probably tell from the lack of postings to the site that I’ve been a little busy, and the success of Angel’s Truth distracted me just long enough to make things interesting.
Now, the journey’s almost over: Angel’s Truth and Angel’s Deceit have both been released, so it’s time to take a fortifying breath, channel Mo Farah and sprint for the finish. It’s not a done deal – the wheels could totally fall off at any moment – but it’s definitely achievable.
It should be fun finding out though, right?