As it turns out, having a publishing schedule is actually helpful. I've avoided them before because I wasn't good--okay, I was horrible--at getting the books written when planned.
Part if that was due to the fact that I simply flaked. A few times, real life interrupted. But the main reason, besides procrastination, why I didn't get the work done on time was this: I have a rebellious side.
Okay, so it's not really a side so much as a majority of my body.
Who am I kidding? It's all but a few toes.
I rebel against all authority figures, I rebel against the people I love most in the world. They are understanding if only because they know my sister/brother/mother. They know it's not entirely by choice.
The worst consequences, however, come from the fact that I rebel against myself. No matter what I plan, I self-sabotage. The bright side is I think I've discovered some mind games that will help. In addition, I've decided to put books up for pre-order with Amazon--and the gods at Amazon don't look kindly upon anyone missing publication dates.*
Amazon, my current paycheck distributor, is someone I really really really don't want to piss off. So, chances are excellent that you will see my books released when promised, especially if they are up for pre-order.
(*The only time I missed a pub-date was when I had my accident, but Amazon was very understanding and has re-instated my pre-order privileges.)
If you want to cut to the chase, see my COMING SOON page and get the details. Lots of things going on. Lots of things in various stages of completion, and I've got covers, editors, and release dates all lined up. There are far too many people to disappoint, including and especially, you.
If I've forgotten something, you let me know, will you?
I'll be sending out newsletters every week for a while, to make sure everyone knows what's going on and what has just gone live. Watch for them!
About the room...
There are a number of rooms in my head. Behind one, there is a gnarly table covered with thick open books. If I close those and tuck them away on the shelves, my thoughts become less cluttered. I can focus on whatever is left on the table.