I'm rethinking my publishing schedule.
Main reason? Sales of Wish in One Hand have not been spectacular. Sales of Dying Embers and Accidental Death, on the other hand, have been way better. So it would make sense to give the readers what they want and publish more along those lines. Right?
I had expected to publish the sequel to WIOH this coming February or March with the third book coming out next August or September. Now, I don't know. This genie thing hasn't found its niche market. A few people here and there love it. (Thanks!) But it's not really catching fire anywhere.
Mulling it all around in my head.
I just finished the second book in the SCIU series - Fertile Ground. And I'm really excited about that, which may be skewing my choices a little. I have the sequel to Accidental Death started and on the back burner. But I already have two more genie books in the bag. Less work for me to get those ready for publication. (Well, except for the cover art part. That's a long story that I'd rather not tell online.)
:shrug: I dunno.
BloodFlow should still be out next month. My editor is calling it a political thriller. Which is good because medical-technical-political suspense is too wordy. She says it's my best book yet. We'll see what the public thinks toward the end of this year. Still, it's another book in the thriller/mystery/suspense vein. Maybe I should set the paranormal thing aside while I focus on that sort of stuff.
So, if I do adjust the production schedule, it'll look like this:
November 2015 - BloodFlow
February/March 2016 - Fertile Ground (SCIU #2)
May/June 2016 - Natural Causes (Dennis Haggarty #2)
August/September 2016 - In Deep Wish (Djinn #2)
November/December 2016 - Something totally different (maybe resurrect Fear Itself or Nature of Destruction - my first and second books - OR do a dystopian)
Anyway, that's one of the awesome things about self-publishing. I have the freedom to do whatever I want and the market will tell me if I did the right thing or bombed horribly.
What do you think I should do? Suggestions are welcome, but don't be bummed if, after mulling over everything, I go my own way. K?