IY: Ileandra’s 2014 Round Up


I have the biggest smile on my face right now. Just looking back at all the things Raven and I have achieved makes me want to leap up and down, or dance, or sing. Or all three…

Week Before Last

Anyway… with that out of my system lets see what’s been happening. 😉

Complete edits on my (first) Fab Fables story
Yup. All done. I just need to upload the damn thing now. ^_^

Finish deciding what I want to do in 2015 (across indie pub, traditional pub, my solo website and edge projects like Caladria and Creative Frontiers)
Yes, I think I’ve cracked it. I’m going to be mega busy over 2015 (as is Da Shared Brain – DSB) but we’ve got this. It’s in hand.

Outline my plans for the new year in readiness to publish
Raven may have touched on this in brief yesterday, but it’s all planned out by week. As in, at any point of the year I should be able to look at the chart now fixed to my book shelf and know exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. Kinda scary. Kinda liberating. Let’s see if it works.

December 2014 Recap

Prepare to respond to emails from Angry Robot (send them the full MS if they want it or reschedule self publishing plans if they don’t)
Hmm. Not heard a dicky-bird from them. Not even in response to my chaser. *sad face* Not too surprised, but I held out hope. Ho hum. At least it was an easy goal.

Coordinate editing for the authors of Caladria (ten stories to edit)
Yup. First issue of Fab Fables is secure with a fantastic selection of talent. Soooo looking forward to telling you when that one is on the way. ^_^ Second issue will be just as good (if not better) and stories for that are rolling along nicely.

Ensure my story for Fab Fables is ready to upload
Yes. I think I have one more tweak to go otherwise it’s all done and ready to go. Whoop!

2014 Complete Round Up

Ensure solo website is complete and live
Eyup. It’s here. Though I’ve recently decided that I don’t like it so I guess I’ll have to do something about that in the coming months. *sigh*

Have ebook versions of SORB on sale with preparations in the mix for physical copies (through Create Space)
*sigh* It’s all ready. I just. Can’t. Publish.
I know Angry Robot have their own work to be getting on with and existing authors to look after, but the impatient person inside me is screaming and clawing at the walls. I keep taking out my CreateSpace proof and looking at it. It’s so beautiful (SO BEAUTIFUL) and I can’t even show you yet. *sigh*
Soon my lovelies. Soon.

Complete first draft of WTRE
Done. I finished that back in August I believe. All looking good and healthy there. That’s a project I’m looking forward to editing when the time comes.

Complete first draft of OAKP
Nope. But you and I already knew that. Since Raven did NaNoWriMo this year there was no other place or space to fit that draft in, but that will be the very first first draft of the year. So keep an eye on these pages for that sort of info.

And there we are. Again, similar to Raven that doesn’t take into account any of my appearances in Writing Magazine or Writer’s Forum, the nine competitions I entered with various short stories and flash fiction snippets. It says nothing much about the work I’ve been doing with Creative Frontiers and the work on Caladria, or the recent addition of the Joined  Up Writing Podcast (yes, that may come under the name of DSB, but you know how that works, right?).

A lot of to be proud of. And that still isn’t everything. Tomorrow DSB will talk about all the blog projects we hammered through. That should be a fun read too. ^_^

See you then!

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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