by Carol Burnside
Last October, I blogged about making career plans for 2014. In November, I got a head start on that plan by releasing a Free holiday short story romance, Home for Christmas. For this post, I had the perfect follow up: Debut the cover art for A Suitable Wife, my January release. Alas, it’s still getting final tweaks, though I’m going to keep checking my e-mail until this post goes live, just in case it comes through.
Outdoors, the Polar Vortex wreaks havoc with our lives and schedules. It’s either way too cold or hot, depending on your hemisphere (Right, Mary?) Here at home, I add another log to the fire and head back to my computer. I can’t control what’s out there, but I have a measure of control with my career. Even without a cover to present, I can tell you that I’ve been working to stay on schedule releasing the first three books in my Sweetwater Springs series.
A Suitable Wife has been edited, I’m finishing up the formatting. As soon as the art is ready, I can upload to various etailers. If you’re so inclined, you can read Sam and Rosie’s blurb on the Coming Soon page of my website.
My February release, Her Unexpected Family, is expected back from my editor today, and I’ll turn in the cover art questionnaire right away.
One little snag: I’m rethinking my whole premise for the third novel (His Small Town Princess) scheduled for release in March. I’m currently doing a lot of rewriting. I don’t recommend it and if I’d given this whole schedule a bit more thought, I would’ve built in more time between edits back from editor and the actual release. I can see a very tense few months ahead of me. If I absolutely have to, I can adjust the schedule. After all, I’m Indie publishing and I’m the boss. Still, I’d rather not do that. Any advice?