Next Friday, February 26th, is officially my last day on the day job. I will officially become a FULL TIME AUTHOR. (Gimme a big Wookie WOOT!)
I hope to use the extra time (60+ hours a week!) and the balance of 2016 (all ten months of it!) to kick out several shorter works in my Inherited Stars Series, in addition to up to two more full-length novels (and in my universe, the definition of full-length novel is 110,000 words plus!)
Needless to say, I've been looking forward to this jump into authorly hyperspace for a very long time. I hope to make the transition smoothly by treating it like a job and scheduling my work days and tasks just as I do with my current occupation, but with one fantastic advantage. No more 40 mile commute! Yahoo! And that much more time to write, revise, edit, promote, and network...
But writing and publishing aren't the only things on my plate. I've also been brainstorming several projects to help the SFR genre as a whole get more visibility and recognition. It's a little too early yet to talk ideas or share details, but as things gel up, I'll be bringing them forward for SFR Brigade input.
Meanwhile, my coworkers (special thanks to Tamara) are sending me out in Sci-Fi Style with a very genre-appropriate announcement. Of course, I just have to share this with the Spacefreighter patrons.
(In case you're wondering, the Evil Dark Lord SHARE is the cursed name of the sinister accounting software that has wrecked havoc on my universe since the Galactic Year 2007.)
Although there are a lot of people and a lot of perks I'll miss about my soon-to-be-former profession, the Force is telling me this is the right time to "move along, move along."
Cue closing title. :)
Don't forget Donna S. Frelick's big Facebook launch day bash is coming up on Wednesday. I'll be in attendance with several other authors as we send TROUBLE IN MIND into the wild, black yonder. Don't miss it!
Have a great week!