I think my bipolar is taking an upward swing, because all of a sudden I’m trying to do a million things at once with regards to The Redemption of Erâth. I’ve sent out advertisements on Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter, I’ve sent advance copies of books to beta readers, and I’ve started reading, writing and editing like crazy. All in a matter of a few weeks. Egads!
Anyway, it leads me to ponder the future of The Redemption of Erâth, and I think the timeline looks something a little bit like this:
- September/October 2015: Publish The History of Erâth as a free Kindle download and in paperback
- November 2015: Write Legends and Myths of Erâth as part of NaNoWriMo
- December 2015: Release the second novel, The Redemption of Erâth: Exile
- January-March/April 2016: Complete the first draft of the third novel, Ancients and Death
- March 2016: Publish Legends and Myths of Erâth as a free Kindle download and in paperback
I don’t have much of a plan after that, but that’s already a lot for me to contemplate—especially for someone who never normally has a plan at all!
The good news of all of this is that, if I manage to stick to these deadlines (what a terrifying word!), I can send ARCs out to people—something I failed utterly to do with The Redemption of Erâth: Consolation. Perhaps I can generate a little bit of buzz over the book, and do slightly better than I have so far with Consolation (less than thirty copies sold in over a year). My ideal? Achieve the level of success Nancy Chase has had with her book, The Seventh Magpie. Two thousand copies in six months—incredible!
The hopeful idea here is that, with free supporting material in the form of The History of Erâth and Legends and Myths of Erâth, I can generate more interest in the full-length novels. I had intended to publish these supporting books anyway—I’m just bringing the timeline forward a little.
What do you think? Are you excited for more adventures in Erâth?