Yesterday BLOOD LITE 2 came out in mass market paperback. I haven’t picked my copies up yet, but I will. (I keep three copies of all my paperbacks.) It’ll probably be my last paperback release for a while, since I have no idea when (or if) I’ll sell my completed young adult novel. Such is publishing.
As for my future plans, I’ve released Phantom Warriors: Bacchus. It’s available now at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. I’m finishing edits on Phantom Warriors: Saber-tooth now. I hope to have it formatted and ready to put up by tomorrow. Once it’s done, I’ll read through Hot Shot (an original long contemporary romance novella that is a follow up to my Kensington story, Private Investigations in Wicked Women On Top).
After I finish all the above, I’ll complete edits on my YA and begin the agent querying process. I’m no longer looking for an agent to represent my romance books. I plan to self-publish anything that falls into that category, including short novels and novellas that are tied to all my current series. The only exception will be if I submit short works to Harlequin or Samhain. If I do so, they will not be tied to anything that I’ve currently got going. Other than the two novellas that I mentioned above that are still in the process of edits, I won’t be releasing anything else this year. Next year, depending on how long it takes me to write my next YA, I plan to write at least three/four new short novels/novellas. One will be the third Phantom Warrior book called Phantom Warriors: Talon (It’s already started.), another will be a Lords of the Night novella (Josephine’s story), there will be a Ghost Hunter Chronicles follow up, and a Dead World novella. Between those and my young adult books, I should be plenty busy.
I have no idea how the agent querying process will go given the state of the industry and the fact that so many agents are becoming publishers (whether they call themselves that or not). I suspect it will be quite difficult–as always. I cannot do anything about the state of the industry. All I can do is write the best books that I can. The rest will sort itself out in the wash. 🙂