Republishing backlist, FAQs about series, and NaNo2016

Hello world! Since my last blog post, EC announced their closure and I did reclaim my backlist there and get my official reversion letter. My EC titles will officially revert at the end of 2016, to be re-released in 2017.

This means I now have Samhain and EC titles to re-release along with other bits and pieces from other publishers like Cleis Press, Mammoth Books, etc. This is A Lot Of Work ahead. To which end I’ve been busy doing things like acquiring software and ISBNs and all things needed to be my own publisher and do this right.

Part of doing things right will include finishing series that due to schedule or contract conflicts didn’t get completed. And part of it will include deciding if writing a sequel is worth doing or not. There are factors besides sales that come into play when deciding to write a thing, and I will have to think like a writer, a marketer, and a publisher.

In the meantime, it’s the official start of NaNoWriMo 2016, the month that celebrates the joy of writing 50,000 words in 30 days, 1,666 words a day. If you’re writing, hooray for you! I’ll be writing because if ever there was a time to reconnect with joy, it would be during this gawdawful endless election. Which will end, huzzah, and there will be pie, and turkey, and Dr. Strange will hit theaters. Good times.