Production Schedule

This pages outlines a tentative schedule for my writing process. As I work more on projects and get more comfortable with this new approach, I’ll be able to give more firm release dates. All of these dates are subject to change — I’ll note up here at the top if I change those dates.

7 August 2019: Initial dates set.


Terms

Discovery Draft: This is the preliminary version of the story. I write out all of my scene ideas, my plot sketches, the back stories, the relationships. I write everything down in various Scrivener drafts and then piece together a rough chronology, then break down the story by scenes and subplots.

Alpha Draft: This is the first draft. I’m an extremely linear writer — I find it difficult to write my stories out of order. I start at the beginning, write until the end and I almost never ever go back and reread. That’s usually how I end up stuck or putting things on the shelf. I only stop when the story feels stalled. There’s usually a reason for it. This is how I wrote Bittersweet and both Mad World Books 1 & 2. I don’t even read for typos or consistency errors.

Beta Draft: This is the second draft. I go through and reread — I fix typos, inconsistencies, make notes about what scenes need to be moved, be rewritten, or even cut. This is also the draft I send to my beta readers for reader feedback.

Posting Draft: This is the draft that I format into ebooks and post at CG and the other sites where I distribute the work.

All books are posted in .epub, .pdf, or .mobi formats. 


August 2019

  • August 17: Complete posting draft of Mad World, Book 2; Complete discovery draft of Fool Me Twice
  • August 18: Begin writing alpha draft of Fool Me Twice
  • August 24: Complete ebook of Mad World, Book 1 & Release to Patreon Crimson Fan Tier on 8/24; Public 8/31)
  • August 31: Complete ebook of Mad World, Book 2

September 2019

October 2019

  • October 20 : Complete alpha draft of Fool Me Twice
  • October 22: Begin discovery draft of For the Broken Girl
  • October 31: Release Mad World, Book 2 ebook to Patreon Crimson Fan Tier

November 2019

  • November 7:  Last chapter of Mad World, Book 2 posted; Public release of book of Mad World, Book 2
  • November 14: Begin writing alpha draft of For the Broken Girl
  • November 30: Complete beta draft of Fool Me Twice

December 2019

  • December 31: Complete posting draft of Fool Me twice

January 2020

  • January 1: Complete ebook of Fool Me Twice
  • January 2: Release ebook of Fool Me Twice to Patreon Crimson Adored Tier
  • January 31: Complete alpha draft of For the Broken Girl

February 2020

  • February 1: Begin discovery draft of Next Project (TBA)
  • February 3: Begin posting Fool Me Twice

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