A lovely Champion named Debra emailed me a few days ago, and pointed out something in the second Robyn Hood book I forgot to fix long ago. Debra said:
“… at the last of the second Robyn Hood book, there was mention of a book coming to kindle, “Hollywood Fails: Curse the Spotlight”. But – the Amazon search bar tells me there is no such thing, yet my math tells me there should be since the second book mentioned (Princess Ahira, or perhaps Red String of Fate?) is already released. So I’ve basically come to a conclusion that this book was scrapped.”
The answer is yes. And no. I have three or four finished manuscripts sitting in a folder on my computer. Hollywood Fails is one of those manuscripts. The problem is I finished these manuscripts roughly five or six years ago at a time where I was…not quite as knowledgeable and versed in writing as I am now. The plots and characters need a little shining, but the big hurdle is that I need to redo some structural points and writing rules that I did not follow when writing these.
Each book would take roughly a month to “refurbish,” so to speak, but I doubt I would send them to Editor, as Editor is occupied enough with what I consider the current flag-pole/main event: the Timeless Fairy Tales. Out of the “rejected-until-refurbished” manuscripts, I have an urban fantasy story and its sequel that are set in the same universe as Life Reader. (You actually see a bit of Raven, Asher, and Aron in the sequel.) I also have one modern setting chick flick about a girl who gets unwillingly yanked into Hollywood. (Hollywood Fails.) And to wrap it up, I have what might be considered an Epic Fantasy manuscript. (Think Red Rope of Fate.)
My question is this: How do you, Champions, want me to prioritize? Timeless Fairy Tales are important to me, and producing those falls into my number one slot–although technically the MBRC sequel is occupying that spot as I will begin writing it next week. But what comes after that? I will continue to release Timeless Fairy Tales, but I will go batty if I constantly throw myself into that world, so I would like to have non-Timeless Fairy Tale books lined up for production. Would you rather have a Life Reader sequel or the next King Arthur Book, or one of these “refurbished-‘n-fixed” manuscripts? (The nice side-effect of dusting off one of my old manuscripts is that the turn-around time should be significantly faster than the time it takes for me to write, edit, and release an entirely new book.)
Picking individual books depends a lot on my schedule, but I would like to know what you are all most passionate about. You can contact me via the contact me page, or leave your opinion in a comment to clue me in. As always, thank you for reading, Champions!