{Working Notes 4} Book Goals for 2014

I would love to publish 4 books a year. Actually I would love to publish more than 4 books a year. I wish I could publish 6 to 7, but it’s not a doable goal for me. Four books is pushing myself (which is good). 😀

So I would like to publish 4 books a year and possibly write 5 books a year. I’m hoping to create a system where I have some room to wiggle and where I can put out one book after another in a series/trilogy if need be. How cool would it be not to have to wait a year or two for the next book in the series.

Also, I’m working toward wrapping up the open series I have now and not starting any new series until I finish this. The first on the list is The Shaa’Madr Trilogy (3 books) with Khyrsolia and Tyr. Then I’ll move on to the Children of Khaos Series (6 books). The last will be the Descendants of Edyn Series (5 books).

Here’s my tentative list of goals for 2014:

Write 250,000 words

I like to have a word count goal to move toward. I’m going with 250,000 words. It’s a doable goal and I’m hoping to surpass it. 😀

FictionCoverComingSoonPublish Footprints (Book 1 in the Series)

This book has been done for quite some time and just needs to be revised. I printed out the manuscript and went through it, crossing out what needs to go and writing notes to improve it. I’ll be working on editing it in January. My goal is to finish a 1/2 a day. I’m hoping to have it out by March 2014.

Death's Lover, Children of Khaos Series, Stephannie Beman, fantasy romance, based on greek mythologyFinish Writing & Publish Death’s Lover (book 3 of the Children of Khaos Series)

I’m at the half way point of the book. December ended up being a worse month to work on it then I previously believed it would. My goal is to write 2,000 words every day until it’s done. Hopefully that will be this month. I’m scheduling the release for May 2014.

Write & Publish The Rancher’s Wife (book 2 of the Wild Hearts Series)

I’ve scheduled to start writing this book with Ruth at the first of January. I’m really looking forward to this story. I get to write the part of Abby while Ruth is taking Thayne’s part. it should be a change. I should have the cover finished soon and posted. I’m hoping to have this book out by August 2014.

Write Claiming Khyrsolia and Saving Khyrsolia (Books 2 & 3 in The Shaa’Madr Trilogy)

I’m in the planning stages for these books. I have an idea of where I want to go with these books and there was a set up in Loving Khyrsolia. Originally I thought I’d do the series with different main characters, but realized that it would never work. For the series to work the main characters need to be Khyrsolia and Tyr. I’ll start Claiming Khyrsolia after Death’s Lover and The Rancher’s Wife are written. These will probably be Fall books or next years books.

What are your goals for the new year?