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.

29 June 2020: Added Google Calendar and updated dates.


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. 


Google Calendar


Text Version

Quarterly Schedule | Monthly Schedule
This page is divided into two types of calendar.  The Quarterly Schedule divides 2020 into four sections and lists the priorities of my projects during that period. The Monthly Schedule is updated more often when I am able to give confirmed dates.


Quarterly Schedule

First Quarter – 2020 – January-March

  • For the Broken Girl – Complete Alpha Draft

Second Quarter – 2020 – April – June

  • For the Broken Girl – Complete Beta Draft
  • For the Broken Girl – Complete Posting Draft
  • For the Broken Girl – Public Release
  • Mad World, Book 3 – Alpha Draft
  • Mad World, Books, 1-2 – Ebook

Third Quarter – 2020 – Jul – Sep

  • Mad World, Book 3 – Complete Alpha Draft
  • Mad World, Book 3 – Complete Beta Draft
  • Mad World, Book 3 – Complete Posting Draft
  • Fool Me Twice – Complete Discovery Draft

Fourth Quarter – 2020 – Oct – Dec

  • Fool Me Twice – Complete Alpha Draft
  • Mad World, Book 3 – Ebook & Public Release
  • Mad World, Books 1-3 Collection
  • Fool Me Twice – Complete Beta Draft

Monthly Schedule

March 2020

  • 28: Complete For the Broken Girl, Book 1 – Alpha Draft & Patreon Release for Crimson Love tier
  • 29: Complete Mad World, Book 3 – Outline
  • 30: Complete Mad World, Book 3 – Plot Sketch
  • 31: Begin Mad World, Book 3 – Chapter Breakdown & Soundtrack

April 2020

  • 1: Begin Camp NaNoWriMo – Mad World, Book 3 Alpha Draft is chosen project. Goal is 50,000 words.
  • 4: Reread For the Broken Girl, Book 1 – Alpha Draft and make revision notes.
  • 5: Begin revising For the Broken Girl, Book 1 – Alpha Draft
  • 19: Complete For the Broken Girl, Book 1- Beta Draft & Patreon Release for Crimson Devoted tier.
  • 30: Complete Camp NaNoWriMo and assess Mad World, Book 3 production schedule.

May 2020

  • 1: Complete For the Broken Girl, Book 1 – Posting Draft & Patreon Release for Crimson Adored tier.
  • 4: Publish For the Broken Girl, Book 1 – Begin publishing chapters on Crimson Glass.
  • 29: Complete Gamma/Posting Draft of For the Broken Girl, Book 1 and release to Patreon Crimson Adored tier

June 2020

  • 1: Begin Mad World, Book 3 Alpha Draft.

July 2020

  • 1: Begin Camp NaNoWriMo Event. Goal: Complete Mad World, Book 3.
  • 31: Complete Mad World, Book 3 Alpha Draft

August 2020

  • 1: Begin Fool Me Twice, Book 1 Discovery Draft.
  • 30: Complete Mad World, Book 3 Beta Draft

September 2020

  • 30: Complete Mad World, Book 3 Gamma/Posting Draft

October 2020

  • 1: Begin Fool Me Twice, Book 1 Alpha Draft | Patreon Release: Mad World, Book 3
  • 6: General Release: Mad World, Book 3

November 2020

  • 30: Complete Fool Me Twice, Book 1 Alpha Draft.

December 2020

  • 1: Begin Damaged Alpha Draft.
  • 31: Complete Fool Me Twice, Book 1 Beta Draft