That's mostly a reminder to myself; this isn't an instruction manual.
I did a bit of soul searching recently, and realized I need to slow down a bit on publishing. Not writing though, cause that's my biggest passion. But producing books as fast as I have in the past doesn't always net the desired results. There's a ton of things I'd do differently now with some of my books, for example.
The desire to fill up my backlog is pretty high, and it seemed possible to write several novels in a year (I mean, it technically is), but more and more I'm starting to like the idea of letting things sit, and release them gradually over the span of a few years.
I would love to have the second St. Acton book done by the end of the year, but realistically speaking I may not actually publish it until the following year. Maybe on Evan's birthday, or even Svenja's. I'd like to really take my time with it and produce a quality book most people would enjoy.
I also have several web serials ongoing that I definitely plan to comb through and heavily edit until they're where I need them to be, especially The Threads That Weave.
The whole memento mori thing is something that also drives me, but I'm trying to not let it define me.
I also have a ton of WIPs that need ample care and attention, like my oldest, an urban fantasy featuring feline shifters, polyamory, and mental health struggles. It's very, very queer and has a little murder mystery vibe to it. I once compared it to The Bodyguard. That's one I've put off for years because I didn't think I was a good enough writer to do it justice, but I'm starting to think I'm ready for it now.
Until last year, I never finished writing a book, and that was Fluid Bonding. Which people seem to really like, much to my surprise. I would've thought I Think of You Often would fit that bill, but that one's gotten some mixed responses, which is honeslty fair. Looking back now, I'm really glad Fluid Bonding was my debut, and not the other way around.
The Threads That Weave has also received some good feedback, but I'm painfully aware of how unpolished it is in certain spots, and want to clean it up before I publish it as a book later this year. And really nail down a good blurb for it.
Early Adopter (my scifi WIP) is another I've been working on. I'm taking my time with that one, mostly cause it gets a bit techy in some spots. And then I'd have to consider covers, which is a whole thing...
Right now it's looking like I'll publish two or three more books this year, although those are mostly Kindle Vella turned books, not books I drafted over the course of a few months or year. Next year will be focused more on traditional books.
Thanks for reading! I'm going to divert my attention to my writing for now. While I still have the time for it...no new job yet, but I predict my time will grow scarce soon.