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The Last of the Ageless: One-Year Anniversary!

Cover for The Last of the AgelessOne year ago tomorrow, I published The Last of the Ageless (as an ebook). I underestimated how much time I would need to not only format the paperback, but also print and ship the proofs to myself (third time was the charm!), so the paperback came out later in August.

Now that I’m one year into my publishing journey, it seemed like a good time to reflect.

 

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2016 Writing Plans

Traci Loudin and Angie Westfall, librarian at BUHS2015 was a good year. At long last, I published my post-apocalyptic science fiction book! (As well as 4 short stories.) I also completed the first draft of a brand new epic fantasy adventure, not set in the Ageless universe. And along the way, I learned a lot, like what it takes to format both an ebook and a print book.

Read on to see what I accomplished in 2015 and what I plan to accomplish in 2016!
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2015 Writing and Publishing Plans

Steampunk-Setting-IMG_2011-by-matamari-or-Matt-Kircher-on-FlickrHow did 2015 sneak up on me like that? Here I thought I’d publish my first book in 2014… I’m going to actually do it this year, though. In my last post, I reflected on what I did accomplish in 2014, such as outlining my next novel, attending scifi cons, and revising The Ageless.

Looking Back

It’s amusing to me to go back and look at my 2012 thrice-weekly writing goals, how in 2013 I was still trying to decide how to publish, and how optimistic I was about my timelines in 2014. I tried to use a Gantt chart in 2014 to help me better estimate my timing, but it was too cumbersome.

This year, I’ve started using a weekly planner called WeekPlan.net to keep on-task day after day and TeamWeek.com to visualize my longer editing, design, and publication schedules. I’m hoping these will help me defeat procrastination and keep more accurate timelines.

Of course, I said something similar this time last year. Round 2, Fight!

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