After a lot of thought I’ve decided to tweak my project Queue a lot. Mostly this is being done to help me focus and get more writing done in more complete ways. Going forward I’m going to have 5 slots, each a different kind of project. I am going to try hard to keep to those 5 and not add more.
Limiting my projects is important for my output. I suffer from bipolar and although I have it about as under control as you can I still have hypomanic episodes and during those I tend to start a lot of projects and get unrealistic expectations on what I can accomplish. Trying to limit myself this way will hopefully help keep me from getting carried away, which should lead to more smut and more completed stories for you.
So, here are the five slots and what will be in them for now:
Poll Driven Story Slot: “The Fall of Almerry Keep” will take up this slot. I really enjoy the poll driven stories but I think concentrating on one at a time is what I need if I’m going to be working on other projects. Reader interaction has also been slowly lowering which is always a bit of a downer. Hopefully working on one project more regularly will help with that. My goal will be for larger chunks of story to be written/posted with hopefully a new part at least once every two weeks. When this gets finished I will throw a poll up for my Patreon and Subscribestar backers to choose which poll driven story I switch to next.
Backer Driven Story Slot 1: “The Doom of Thessalia’s Lambs” will remain in this slot. This one has always had pretty big entries and that should continue. I’m nearing the end of what will be the second book’s worth of content and am trying to push through that and get started on the next bit so I can publish part 2. Once that’s done you should expect an entry for this (and the other Backer Driven story) probably about once a month.
Backer Driven Story Slot 2: “Coming Out of Retirement” will remain in this slot. I’ll get a new entry once I’ve got enough of Doom to get part 2 published as an ebook.
Story for publication on Amazon: “The Forest Witch Servant of Pollena” will be in this slot till it’s finished (which should be soon). The last two parts will only be up on Smashwords for about a week before they get taken down and posted on KDP Select (Which requires exclusivity). When this story is done I’ll be starting a project chosen by my backers, but I’m going to try writing it for the Kindle Vella program. It’s designed for stories written/published in a serial format which I was already doing with the Forest Witch story. This will require some adjustment in style. Each “episode” can’t be more than 5,000 words. This SHOULD help me focus on keeping the plot moving along at a steady pace and ensure there’s sex scenes more even placed (which I think will be good, as some of my stuff has been wandering a bit long outside the sex). My goal will be one new chapter/episode a week if not more.
Story for publication on Smashwords: I want to have a project for the Smashwords market going as well. Right now this will be an Untitled Alaria short collection which will be themed around a specific god chosen by my backers. I’m not sure what my goal will be for getting these written. Maybe once every two weeks? Expect to see these the least.
My plan for writing schedule is to alternate between writing a chapter for the Amazon project and one of the other projects. The plan for all of the projects (except the backer driven ones) is to throw up polls on Patreon and Subscribestar to let my backers decide what I work on next after each is finished.
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