Why yes, that IS a Battlestar Galactica reference in the title! Blood & Chrome, eh? Can’t come fast enough, am I right? Caprica was gone all too soon, the BSG finale and most of the final season was a bit naff what’s with all the head angels is this scifi or fantasy etc etc
(Although let me just say, aside from a couple of filler blips, season two of the new BSG was among the best and most compelling television I’ve watched in the last decade.)
(Also frakking Adama, man.)
(“Wouldn’t count on it.”)
(And and and Doc Cottle; “… was unforgivable.” YES.)
Somehow this has become a post about how much I love BSG, but let’s get back on track. Previously my plan, regarding the whole indie author thing, was to just write whatever I liked and publish it when it was ready and if people enjoyed it then that was great and if nobody liked anything I wrote then that was fine too. And actually that’s still the plan, because it’s working for me and it’s fun. But over the last half year or so I have been thinking about things, future things, and a vague sort of solidity has begun to form.
LONG TERM VAGUE PLAN/GOAL
Forty books published by 2021.
MEDIUM TIMEFRAME KIND OF STRATEGY PLAN THING
After polishing and releasing all of my currently-written books, focus on releasing first-in-series and second-in-series, as well as standalones. Subsequent-in-series driven by demand, unless I really just want to write them.
Publish something new every four months or so. Every season a new book, as it were.
SHORT(ISH) TERM GOALS
Have ten books out by the end of the year.
Have fifteen books out by the end of next year.
DREAMY DREAMY FANTASY THINGS
Gain enough popularity to kickstart a comic version of a certain upcoming project into being. (I feel almost guilty about writing it as a book, it really would work better as a comic.)
Bump into Peter Jackson while he’s filming The Hobbit near my house, happen to mention my books, ????, movie.
Be able to say “I have a platform!” without it being an outright lie.
ABOVE ALL ELSE
Just Keep Writing.
So, with all of that said, the projects I will be working on next are most likely, and in no particular order:
Against Darker Days (Resonance 2: Resonate Harder)
The Enduring Unlife Of Imogen Shroud (ImoShrou 2: The New Batch)
This Impossible World, This Impossible Girl (Miya Black IV: The Legend Of Curly’s Gold)
Hidden Power (Charlotte Powers 3: The Quickening)
Fantasy Losers (Or Whatever I End Up Actually Calling It: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor)
Time Is But The Stream (Again, Probably Not The Final Title: Hypercube)
Swansong (Jean Scarlet: Operation Condor)
Goodness, that’s quite a lot of different series (although I’m doing my very best to make the two new books standalones). This is like a very slow, methodical version of ‘keep the plates spinning’.