IY: Mah Plans 03/08/15 & July Round Up

How fast did July go! I know there was a LARP in the middle of it, but I can hardly keep up with the time passing. It’s true what they say about being busy. 😉

Actions Last Week

~Complete deep edits on ‘Dead or Alive’ and leave to rest
Yup. To encourage myself to leave the piece alone for a bit I’ve sent what I have so far to four members of the PWG. Hopefully some comments from them will ensure I’m on the right track with my changes and tweaks.

checking off feedback~Transfer ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge’ to Kindle in preparation for full read through
. . .yeah, I read it all. I couldn’t help it. Something inside begged me to keep going so I did, slicing off another 3.5k words. The narrative was flabby despite cutting 20k during the deep edit. Now the novel sits at 79.3k which is closer to ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’. I could shave off more, but I’ll wait for betas.

~Finalise cover art for first instalment of ‘Dead or Alive.’
This was a daft goal. -_- I’m still collecting feedback from last week’s video, so I can’t complete it yet. Though the comments coming through are incredibly helpful, so keep them coming!

July 2015 Round Up

~Complete deep edits on secondary timeline of ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge’ which ends the ‘deep edits’ process.
Sooorted! ^_^ See above. Only a month overdue. 😉

~Start and complete fine tuning of ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge’

~Edit first part of ‘Dead or Alive’ ready to gift with August’s newsletter
Deep edits done and the piece is with beta readers. Not bad going actually. I may even be ready to send it after all! Hmm . . . 12 days.

~Create cover art for ‘Dead or Alive’ that is suitable for all parts and all three characters
Got my mock ups and a much clearer idea of where I want to be. So . . . time to push on!

Changes To My Plans

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Still doing well. Not much to change except for logistics. Completed tasks struck out, changes/clarifications in red and additional tasks in green:

  • Edit ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge’ to completion by end of September (including betas)
  • Publish ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge’ through Little Vamp Press by end of November in digital and paperback forms
  • Start deep edits on ‘On A Knife Point’ by end of December
  • Send two more newsletters to subscribers.
    • Send the first episode of ‘Dead or Alive’ as the freebie in August
    • Send a teaser of the second episode of ‘Dead or Alive’ in November
  • Publish Season One of ‘Dead or Alive’ episodically every two months (from August)

Okay, that was a lie. Significant changes, there. Ho hum. ^_^

Targets for August

  • Leave ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge’ alone while betas enjoy it
  • Publish ‘Episode One’ of ‘Dead or Alive’
  • Send x10 review requests for ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’

Activities For This Week

  • Finalise cover art for ‘Episode One’ of ‘Dead or Alive.’
  • Outline formatting for release of ‘Episode One’
  • Send x3 review requests for ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’


I must be mad. I really must be, but I’m having so much fun with these different projects that I can’t stop. Also, given that following ‘Saar’s Legacy’ I’ll be shifting focus to shorter works, I think this is good practise for me.

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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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