It looks like things are progressing out of sequence. However, I am a firm believer that if you allow events to happen organically, they occur when they need to. We often get frustrated because when we need to has little to do with when we want them to.
Final edits on Emprise are progressing, thanks to my beta reader. Actually, I had three, but conflicts (having nothing to do with books) eliminated two of them. Still, the one bit of feedback I received from one was echoed by my current reader – namely, that they missed a character I purposely wrote out BECAUSE I HATE HER. So, I’m trying to decide how/if to re-inject her. However, they asked for it – now, I might have to kill the bitch off.
Readers have Roxx, and I expect comments to trickle in soon. That’s fine with me, as I’ve moved Emprise up in the queue. My instinct is that Roxx is taking longer because there is something else that needs to be done. I think I’ve decided to push through Emprise and Juice and Other Stories first. I will add one more short story for Juice, figure out how I’m going to determine which stories make the final cut, and then try to pay someone to proofread them. Juice will be priced as an ebook only for $0.99. Short stories are easier to write, and they’ve been fun. Seems a shame to charge more for having a good time.
Emprise will likely go for $3.99 or $4.99. I expect it to come it at 160,000 words. I am pulling out a few short chapters (one sub-plot) and turning in into its own short story. I think it will be more fun that way. Then, I will add a chapter
killing involving my main character’s hated sibling.
So much for plans.