I am pondering which strategy to use for the rest of the Portal Universe series. Originally I had planned to release the books quite a bit apart ( 6 months), but now I am wondering if it would be wiser to release them closer to each other..
The reason for this, is because I want to create a momentum. And one of the most effective ways to build momentum is to release things close to each other. Originally, I had planned to do this by releasing the short stories separately, but the short story collection will be long enough that it would make more sense to release them together after the release of Daughter of the Dark.( Exile 8 000 words, Vanished 10 k +, 2 unwritten stories, 5000-10 000 each.)
So I think 2016-2017 will look something like this:
Daughter of the Dark
Short story collection
Novella 3 ( Really needs a title. Ack!)
Note: This is from Spring 2016 to Fall 2017 or so. It is tighter, but not a super tight schedule.
And no. Nothing is set in stone. At the moment I have a day job, but there are no guarantees that I will have it in March 2016 ( My boss is telling me not to worry, but I will not stop worrying until I have the new contract in my hand). If I don’t have a day job, everything publishing related will be on hold until I get a new one.
I would still be writing, I just wouldn’t publish anything new. Or if I did, it wouldn’t be with the help of pro editors which is what I am doing now. But no use in worrying in what might happen, until it happens.