I’m back from my holiday and slowly getting back into the swing of things in the lead up to Christmas. My schedule is more insane than ever and I’m still in that relaxed holiday mood, and it just isn’t helping. I was looking at my schedule for 2013, trying to figure out what I need to write in that year for release in 2013 and also in 2014. A quick look at my folder on my computer that is crammed with notes on stories turned up something that I know might keep a few of you happy, or at least my die-hard readers.
It seems that I still have a ridiculous number of books to write. I’m talking about books that I have notes written down for and are definites as of this moment. Some of them have been definites for a few years now, but I haven’t managed to get the time to write them as new series crop up or older series demand my attention. But, at the moment, I have over 42 definite books on my to be written list. Yes. 42 books! And most of them are going to be novels too. Considering that I tend to release 4-6 books a year if they’re not novels, and around 4 books a year if they are novels, then it looks as though I have enough books to keep me writing for the next decade.
Oh, but that’s if I only write the books I already have ideas for. I’m constantly getting new ideas for books. To prove this, I’m sure I wrote a post a few years back or mentioned it somewhere that I had around 40 books to write. Since then, I’ve probably written 10 books… and I still have 42 books to write. I swear that this is just going to continue until I’m too old to write. It’s a passion and one I find very difficult to deny, and I’m fortunate that I don’t have to deny it at the moment. I can indulge this passion for writing and keep turning out the books. I think I need to find a quicker method though, such as employing a good editor to help me with my workload and other assistants so I can focus on writing more, and less on marketing and promotion. It’s always really difficult as a writer because we want to spend 90% of our time writing, and that’s impossible without the aid of an assistant or a miracle.
I probably spend just 50% of my time either writing or editing, and the rest is spent working on my websites, promoting, marketing, answering emails, etc. In fact, I think I get less writing time now than I did when I was working full time as a web developer too. I’m bogged down in the social media, blogging, promoting, touring, marketing and other stuff that just seems to eat up so much of my time. This post is degenerating into one about a completely different subject so I’ll get it back on track.
I’m sure many of you are curious about the books in my to be written pile. They’re all paranormal romance books, and I will happily divulge that they fall into the following groups…
- 1 x Vampire Erotic Theatre series (Unleash)
- 8 x Vampires Realm series (inc. Hunger, Forever After, Blood Moon, Midnight, and other stories)
- 2 x Her Angel series (inc. Asmodeus’s novel)
- 6 x Guardians of Hades series (I have written the first book, so these are the remaining 6)
- 3 x Bonded by Blood series (Kaden’s story, and two others)
- 2 x Vampire Venators series
- 3 x Shadow & Light Trilogy stories (two novels, and a novella)
- 4 x S.E.E.D series
- 6 x EM series
- 7 x Stand Alone Stories
42 books in total. I would say that around 39 of them are novel length (90,000 words plus) and 3 of them are novellas (under 50,000 words) so I definitely have my work cut out for me!
If you have any questions about the books I’m going to write then please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll answer it. I’m sure there’s bound to be a few questions about the books on that list above.