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 completes.
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.
Finish the First Draft
This is more of a deadline for when the first draft of Fury will be complete. It’s subject to change as I continue to work on the storyline while making various edits throughout the book.
This is another deadline that I am working toward. Of course, this greatly depends on whether the beta readers like the book and how much editing I’ll have to do within the various drafts. Let’s cross our fingers, though.
The Forecast So Far
The idea is to have the first draft of Fury done before Halloween, 2023. Then, I plan on handing it off to the beta readers to see what they think while continuing to polish up the tale on my end.
After a few rounds of this, I would love to have Fury on the shelves by March of 2024. Of course, I also said that about Kingmaker.
The bottom line is that I am working to have the entire 4-book series done before I turn 50. That gives me three years, which is plenty of time as long as I can stay motivated and keep up the progress.
Not everyone has unlimited time for writing, especially when you have several blogs, YouTube channels, and clients to care for at the same time.
Since I am self-publishing, all of the work lands squarely on my shoulders, which takes up even more time. That’s because I am always working to produce the best quality book possible. I’m not just going to publish something that is half-assed.
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!