IY: Mah Plans 29/02/16 & February 2015 Round Up

Yes, the round up is early this month but I figure since today is the <em>last </em>day of the month, it makes sense to do it now rather than waiting a whole fortnight. First up:

Actions Over The Past Fortnight

~Complete deep edits on ‘On A Knife Point.’ Meh, why not?
Huh. That was easy. o.O Done!

~Switch Crossroads ‘deep edits’ into Scrivener and read
All moved over, but I’ve not completed my red yet. Shouldn’t take long to do though, I’ll whip through it tonight.

February 2016 Round Up

Mmm. Defo deserves 'well done Ovaltine!'

Mmm. Defo deserves ‘well done Ovaltine!’

~Complete half the deep edits on ‘On A Knife Point’ (45,000 words ish)
Sorted. The whole thing is done in fact. I guess I was really enjoying myself!

~Complete deep edits on Episode Six: Crossroads
Yes, they are done. The read through isn’t, but in terms of what I planned to do this month, we’re all good! Wow.

Changes To My Plans

This is the full list of what remains, just to remind myself of what is going on. Like usual, I list changes in red, new items in green and completed tasks are struck out.

  • Release ‘On A Knife Point’ in paperback and digital forms and thus complete the ‘Saar’s Legacy’ trilogy

    Credit: Moi

    • Complete deep edits
    • Send through beta readers
    • Complete beta edits
    • Final edits
    • Commission cover design
    • Format for all formats
      • Smashwords
      • Amazon
      • Createspace
    • List as pre order
    • Release
  • Complete the release of ‘Dead And Alive, Season One’
    • Release Episode Four (Resistance) on February 15
    • Release Episode Five (Answers) on April 15
      • Release
    • Release Episode Six (Crossroads) on June 15
      • Complete deep edits
      • Format
        • Amazon
        • Smashwords
      • List as pre order
      • Release
  • Submit ‘Clash of the Animal Kings’ to agents/small presses/open submission calls
    • Rewrite and edits
    • Beta readers
    • Further edits
    • Seek suitable submission opportunities
      • Agents
      • Small presses
      • Open submission calls
    • Submit
  • Outline plans for my traditional fantasy serial (I suppose it’s Wheel of Time-esque), especially to figure out how many novels it will take to tell the tale and how I would release them if I chose to start writing in 2017.
  • Outline plans for a new series, following/featuring characters from ‘Dead And Alive’

Targets for March 2016

  • Get Episode Six (Crossroads) ready for release and listed as a pre order
  • Clean up ‘On A Knife Point’ and send to Beta Readers
  • Commission ‘On A Knife Point’ cover design with Dave Johnson
  • Spend some time compiling x4 ideas for novel length stories featuring ‘Dead And Alive’ characters

Activities This Fortnight (complete by 13/3/16)

  • Complete final read of Crossroads
  • Format Crossroads
  • Approach my panel of Beta Readers
  • Put together cover brief for Dave Johnson and send


thinking boy, black and white, with questions marks around his head

Credit: ryanlerch at OpenClipArt

I’m looking forward to this. ‘On A Knife Point’ is so different to the previous two books in Saar’s Legacy. I’m keen to see how people react to the level of action happen here and, whether or not a certain someone enjoys a particular character a little more. 😉

I’m also thrilled at the idea of being done. This trilogy has consumed my writing life for so long (SO LONG!).  Being near the end is liberating, terrifying and exciting. I’ll finally be ‘free’ to work on some of the other ideas seething in my head.

This is the finish line now, I can see the tape fluttering in the breeze . . . and the plate of delicious, chocolate chip reward-cookies at the end! 😉


Credit: Moi

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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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