I like to dream. But I’m somewhat terrible at planning the steps between dreaming and making something a reality. Knowing this, my husband and I regularly sit down together and he helps me plan out each writing year.
When we started this year, I’d never gone to a convention before. I’d also never taken an adventure book from its origins on the blog and published it in 8-9 months. But at this year’s planning session, I realized the largest convention I was planning to attend – XCON in Myrtle Beach – was happening in September, and it’d be the perfect time to launch the adventure I wanted to publish, Discarded Dragons. (The convention has now been moved to May 2022, but that’s beside the point.)
So we wrote out all the things that needed to happen – the writing, the editing, the beta editing, the professional editing, the design work, the illustrations, the formatting, the…gasp, you get the idea – and planned out a tentative schedule. It terrified me. The schedule was ambitious and I didn’t want to publish a substandard book because I was rushing. So my husband suggested I aim for the ambitious schedule and worst case, we’d fail to meet the deadline and we’d publish by Christmas instead. I love how his brain works.
Anyway, if you’ve been following these posts, you know the ambitious schedule became a reality. I’ve never had a book come together so smoothly! (A huge thank you to everyone who helped!)
So, as it’s August and Discarded Dragons publishes September 1st, it’s time for pre-orders! Unlike with Quaking Soul, pre-orders will only be available here on my website. However, if you do pre-order, you get a signed copy of the book =)
Hop over to the product page and check it out. And, if you know anyone who would like being a dragon for a while, please share the page.