There's nothing dangerous about self publishing, well unless you count the financial risk of doing all the marketing and formatting and all the other stuff that publishers do for you.
However, I love and am inspired by Joan Didion's novel, The Year of Magical Thinking, and Nanowrimo's The Night of Writing Dangerously, so the combining of the two to name my 2018 self publishing schedule seemed the right thing to do.
So why do I want to try and publish 12 books in one year?
1. I want to tie up the loose ends in my open series. 2. I want to take advantage of "rapid release" ( a book every 4-6 weeks) in order to attract Amazon's algorithms and hope that it drives traffic to all my published works. 3. I want to see if I can do it. I might not, and all these publishing dates are dependent on outside forces such as my health, my family's needs, finances, and other publishing obligations. 4. It's a great learning experience to see the ins and out of publishing first hand. I'm sure I'll make a lot of mistakes, but after the year is over I'm hoping to have learned a lot. 5. I never liked the idea that some people have that quality has to suffer with quantity. Everyone's writing process is different. Most of these books will have already be written by the time 2018 has rolled around. Some are from my backlist that I have gotten rights back to. Some are brand new stories. All of them will have been professionally edited, formatted and with an eye catching cover.
Here is the tentative 2018 publishing schedule. These dates are subject to change.
January 2018 - I cannot self publish anything due to contractual restraints. February 4, 2018 - Trinity - An erotic paranormal menage
March 6, 2018 - Beach My Life - Book 3 of the Hawaii Heat series. It's a high heat romantic comedy.
April 2, 2018 - Samurai's Heart. It's a high heat paranormal romance.
May 6, 2018 Flash Magic. It's a science fiction & fantasy anthology of stories 1,000-words or less. No heat at all.
June 5, 2018 Midnight Lady. It's a steampunk fantasy with hot sex. It's part of the Bad Girls series. Starting January 2018, 12 authors will descend on the reading world with 12 novels featuring some very bad girls. Each month, a new book will be released to the masses. You can join our Facebook page for Friday Freebies, giveaways, and other exciting announcements.
July 10th Truth Thrills. Book 3 in my Truth & Lies Series. It's an erotic New Adult story.
August 7, 2018 - Warden's Woman - Book 3 of The Sentinels of Babylon series. It's a high heat contemporary romance.
September 18, 2018 - Truth Decides - Book 4 of my Truth & Lies series. It's an erotic New Adult story.
October 2, 2018 Undercover Lover. It's a romantic suspense novel. (Cover coming soon.) November 6, 2018 Ryder's Dream. Book 4 of the Sentinels of Babylon series. (Cover coming soon.) December 8, 2018 - The Queen's Plight. A novella prequel to Book 2, The Queen's Dance. It's a paranormal romance. And Perhaps a Christmas novella to make it 12 books in one year.
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