I thought it would be fun to create a timeline for the second book of my series, Fury. Although I am currently working on polishing up the final draft and waiting on the cover art for Kingmaker, I am focused on publishing all my books in a timely manner.
Below are the major milestones for Fury. So, this post will be updated on a semi-regular basis as each step of the process is completed.
Let’s see if I can get this one published in less time than the two years it took for Kingmaker.
Began Writing Fury with Reedsy
I’ve set up Fury on the free writing platform, Reedsy. It’s the same app I used to write Kingmaker and quite enjoy the functions and usability. Goals, notes, and formatting – what else could I ask for?
Added Fury to NaNoWriMo
I like using NaNoWriMo for a few reasons. First, I use it as a marketing tool quite a bit. Secondly, it helps me keep track of my progress. And thirdly, I support NaNoWriMo and its overall purpose.
Between having a lot on my plate and taking a new master class for writing, I’ve decided to extend the deadline for the first draft of Fury. I’ve learned quite a few things and want to implement them, making for a better story overall. It’s disappointing that I’m not done yet, but I’d rather write the best story I can rather than put out something rushed and weak. Currently, I’m aiming for January 1, 2024.
The Forecast So Far
It’s taking me a lot longer to finish the first draft of Fury than I would have liked. Then again, a bit part of that is because I’ve learned quite a bit from the Reedsy master class I’ve been taking over the past few weeks.
It’s nice to know that I was already doing a lot of things correctly in terms of developing a good story. However, I’ve noticed that I am quite a bit weaker in certain elements, such as in the smaller details.
If I am able to get the story done by January 1st, and I don’t need to make a lot of edits, I should be able to publish this next book near April or perhaps May. But who knows? It’s difficult to really pinpoint a specific date when you have a schedule full of various projects during any given week.
Regardless, I’m going to do what I can to put out the best story possible. Never rush a manuscript.
The Story Continues
Fury is book two of a planned, four-book series. It follows the events of Kingmaker, but I’m trying to write it in a way that can act as a stand-alone. That way, you don’t have to read the first book to understand what is going on.
Though, it is greatly advisable to read Kingmaker if you truly want to immerse yourself in the story.
In any case, here’s to having an early 2024 publishing!