Hey! It’s Sunday morning here, and I just slept for eight hours after spending most of last night finishing up For the Broken Girl, Book 1. What I’ve completed is the alpha draft — the first pass at the story. I haven’t reread large portions of it, and there are a lot of typos, inconsistencies, and plot holes. So the next step is to go into the revision stage.
I don’t know how much work needs to be done until I do a full reread, so that’s going to determine the final publication date. At the moment, I know that there are characters and subplots that need fleshing out, and I expect to add two or more chapters at some point in the story before we get to the end. At the same time, I’ll be going into Camp NaNoWriMo on April 1, working on the alpha draft of Mad World, Book 3.
I’ve updated Production Schedule with these dates, but here is what the next six weeks looks like:
28 March 2020: Complete For the Broken Girl, Book 1 – Alpha Draft & Patreon Release for Crimson Love tier
29 March 2020: Complete Mad World, Book 3 – Outline
30 March 2020: Complete Mad World, Book 3 – Plot Sketch
31 March 2020: Begin Mad World, Book 3 – Chapter Breakdown & Soundtrack
1 April 2020: Begin Camp NaNoWriMo – Mad World, Book 3 Alpha Draft is chosen project. Goal is 50,000 words.
4 April 2020: Reread For the Broken Girl, Book 1 – Alpha Draft and make revision notes.
5 April 2020: Begin revising For the Broken Girl, Book 1 – Alpha Draft
19 April 2020: Complete For the Broken Girl, Book 1- Beta Draft & Patreon Release for Crimson Devoted tier.
30 April 2020: Complete Camp NaNoWriMo and assess Mad World, Book 3 production schedule.
1 May 2020: Complete For the Broken Girl, Book 1 – Posting Draft & Patreon Release for Crimson Adored tier.
5 May 2020: Publish For the Broken Girl, Book 1 ebook for Patreon Crimson Adored tier & begin publishing chapters on Crimson Glass.
Note: Depending on revisions, everything Broken Girl releated after April 19 is subject to change, but the absolute latest publication for Broken Girl is May 18.
I’ll be posting three chapters a week — Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays — which should take us through August. And then in September, I’ll begin posting Mad World Book 3.