While continuing to pursue traditional publishing for other novels, I’m considering self-publishing my comedy/urban fantasy adventure series, “I Chose the Wrong Hero.” As I go, I’m planning to blog about my progress, successes, failures, and anything else I learn along the way.
From everything I’ve heard, it’s best to wait until you have at least three books nearly ready to go before you self-publish anything. So, going by that strategy, I still have a fair amount of writing to do. I just finished the first draft of the first book, and am currently alternating between editing it and writing the sequel.
I’ve been doing my best to write between 500 and 1500 words a day. Some days, it’s a piece of cake to write well over 1000 words, but other days, it’s a struggle to even get 300. Whatever the case, I’ve been finding that pushing myself to write even when I really don’t feel like it helps keep me from writing lows where I don’t touch my manuscript for weeks. Also, Nanowrimo is just around the corner, which is always good motivation to push a little harder.
I’m really looking forward to completing this series, which should be sometime 2018 at the rate things are going. It’s been so much fun to write, especially developing the main character’s relationship with her sassy cat-familiar/mentor.
Blurb: When shy witch Trillarah Vex is selected to announce the annual hero of the city, the last thing she expects is to see her own name written in the stars. In a panic, she picks Riley Harada at random out of the crowd and names him the hero in her place. Now, she has to save the city while making Riley and everyone else believe it’s his work. It wouldn’t be possible if not for her heroic blessing, which gives her the ability to swap bodies with a kiss. However, she soon finds out that keeping two bodies alive with one soul in the Spirit Realm is easier said than done.