What comes next

First Folio: Pirates, Succubi and Madmen

GeneDoucette_ImmortalatSea1400I’m trying to work out a release schedule for 2015.  This is not something I anticipated ever having to worry about until 2014, when I ended up releasing eight new things.  Yes, eight: two full length novels–one of which is going to be re-released in 2015– and six novellas.  (I also wrote a 30 minute screenplay.  It was quite a year.)

Next year’s plans begin with the first Immortal Chronicles anthology, First Folio.  I already have the cover, Adam has written a nice introduction for it, and the whole thing is formatted and ready to go.  It will be my first foray into print (self)publishing, which I figured I had to do for the benefit of all of you out there that don’t have Kindles but want to read my other Adam stories.GeneDoucette_HardBoiledImmortal1400

The cover reveal will be tomorrow–it’s beautiful, I’m not even kidding, it’s my new desktop background– and the ebook version will be ready for presales soon after.  I’m trying to get a clear idea of how to time things with Createspace (print) releases.

Also in 2015, my novel Sapphire Blue is going to be re-released as a self-published thing.  I’m likely going to break it up into serial-sized pieces and publish it in steps before releasing the collected novel.  This will require five covers, and a little time to think about how to best bring it to market.GeneDoucette_ImmortalandtheMadman1400

What else…

Oh, also, so I have this long-steeping idea called M Pallas, which I told you all a tiny bit about before.  It’s slow-going at the moment–there is a lot of world-building and I’m just getting to know the characters–but I’m hoping to get at least 40,000 words into it in the next month or so.  That would be enough to give me a better idea of the story trajectory and also two parts of what could be an eight part series.

I’m going to need three more Adam stories too.  Two novellas (at least) to match up with Yuletide Immortal for a second anthology, and a new full length novel.GeneDoucette_YuletideImmortal1400

The new novel is going to require some thought, if only because I like the way the trilogy ended, so if I write something novel-length for Adam, it’s going to have to be either a standalone piece or the start of a new trilogy.  That may mean a new way of telling an Adam story.  I haven’t decided yet.  Probably, I’ll just start typing and see what happens.  That’s how I’ve gotten this far.

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