And… she’s really really back.

Aaaaah. May’s here. And with it, I hope, a positive outlook and more productivity.

Why? Well… I came to this decision over the weekend regarding my War of Six Crowns series. So yes, I have two novels in the pipeline to get published.

But wait, there’s more. I’m also going to publish Birds vs Bastards. Before this year is out. Madness, you might say, but really, it’s publishing ready right now. (Or I wouldn’t have been willing to query it before.) I’m just going to take a few more months to make sure everything is just so.

But there’s even more. I took the past few days off to take stock after my depressed gripe from Friday. Bad news is that no, I probably still won’t achieve most of what I planned for this year. Good news is that this doesn’t set my five-year goals back at all.

See… I extended my timelines to 2018, and at the rate at which I can finish projects (and have been completing them in the past), I’m capable of getting out up to 26 (yes 26) titles before December that year. That’s a staggering amount, and I realize it isn’t all that realistic. Thirteen books, however… very very in the realm of possibility.

So now, the goal is to produce somewhere between 13 and 26 high-quality books in the next five years. Why? Because I can. And because I know that the more I produce, the more possible the goal at the top of this post ($7500 in royalties per month for a year before end 2018) will become.

Will I do it? Who knows? But man, am I going to have fun trying. After all, I won’t have anyone telling me what I can’t do.

Yes people. This kid is going self-publishing on you, and she’s going all the way. Β More on this later.

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35 thoughts on “And… she’s really really back.

  1. Awesome! I'm glad you're back and feeling better. 26 titles by 2018. Does that mean you're moving in the direction of self publishing?

  2. Yes I am going to self publish. Still not ruling out publishers and such, but after looking at my recent experiences and the timelines, I realized that it'll be better for me to have full control over the whens hows and whats for now.

  3. Congratulations on deciding what to do. You definitely sound more sure of what you want and I hope all your plans become a reality. You deserve some good fortune for once. I recently chose self-publishing too and know it will be a great option. Best of luck.

  4. Brilliant news! Trads take a lot of time to get each title out, as your know, so going indie is absolutely the way forward. I warn you, it's not easy and can feel overwhelming at times, but there is an enormous amount of information and support waiting to share the load. Me included. πŸ™‚

  5. To me that goal seems staggering… but you know best what you are capable of producing and how quickly. I applaud you for taking stock, deciding what is possible, and then reaching for it.

  6. Wishing you the best as you move forward. With the things that have slowed and hindered your progress, possibly there will be some downhill episodes that will provide additional momentum.

  7. Hi Misha,

    Yes, you can do it. And you know why. You believe in yourself and positive determination shall see you through.

    In kindness,

    Gary πŸ™‚

  8. Welcome to the dark side, Misha πŸ™‚

    Self-pubbing is a lot of fiddly detail work – and I'm not even there yet! – but I felt a weight lift off my mind when I bit the bullet and decided to go that route myself.

    It's exciting stuff, good luck!

  9. Loved this post and your positive attitude… agree, never give up, just tweak the plan a bit. You'll make it, no doubt, and I can't wait to see all your books out:)

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