Modifying the Schedule

I’ve been feeling a bit tense so far this year, and this past weekend, I figured out why. I had originally scheduled the four books in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series to be published at three month intervals – that meant I’d be writing and publishing four new medieval romances in a year. I’ve done that before – although I usually do three books a year – and thought that would be fine.

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThen I added Duncan and Radegunde’s story to the schedule. Another book (actually a bit of a long one) published in 6 installments as well as in its entirety in a single volume. That brings me to five books.

Then I had to get Simply Irresistible on to the schedule to launch that new contemporary romance series before the summer. Six books.

If you’ve had a peek at my sampler, you know there’s another novella on the schedule, too.

I also have a lot of travel booked in May. Hmm.

It’s obvious when I review it all that I’ve maxed out. I’ll be making my partners crazy if I try to keep to this schedule, and I’ve never wanted to be the crazymaker. I’ve worked with enough of them to know how destructive they can be. And by the middle of the summer, even if I did manage to keep all the dates and publish all the books, there’d just be an expectation that I continue to publish at that rate. Five books is a good goal for the year, but the fifth book has to be Simply Irresistible.The Crusader's Vow by Claire Delacroix, book #4 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances.

So, there will be two modifications to the schedule:

The Crusader’s Vow will now be an August 23, 2016 release.

The complete volume of The Crusader’s Handfast will now be an October 18, 2016 release.

5 thoughts on “Modifying the Schedule

  1. It’s good to know when you need to give up something in order to preserve your sanity. Good choice. It’s even better that you recognized the issue early on. Now you can breathe a sigh of relief and move forward. Happy writing!

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  2. Happy writing at a more enjoyable pace. I’m amazed with all that you write. I’m just waiting for the DragonFate series to be published and you didn’t even mention them. I know, we’ll wrap you in dragonsmoke so you can do nothing but relax and write. No interruptions! Good luck and God bless.

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    • I’m waiting on DragonFate, Sandra, until I have all of the Dragonfire books back. I wrote a blog post about this a while ago, but maybe you missed it. It’s right here.

      In the meantime, there’s Drakina. You can meet her in my 2016 Sampler.

      Thanks for reading my books!
      Deborah
      ps – I love the idea of being wrapped in dragonsmoke, drifting along, and writing writing writing…!

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  3. Yes, true, and if you write so much, you will be expecting it from yourself, too. That’s even worse! Stop, my friend, and smell the flowers. I do a lot of smelling flowers. Listening to your Highlander’s Curse and lovin’ it!

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