writing

Project Updates: All the book news

It’s been a hot minute since I updated you all on current projects so I thought I’d give you a quick breakdown.

Currently, The ABCs of Dee is on sale for 40% through the end of this month then the price will go up, so nab it now if you want it.

Sale alert!

Yesterday, I got my edits back for my first-in-series novella Where You Left Me (this story is currently up on Kindle Vella and I may up it up on Radish too, still pondering.) My plan is to take it off Vella and put it into an ebook/print book at some point next year. Still debating dates. It’s gonna be in one of two months. Stay tuned. The sequel for that novella is currently in its second draft and should be released next year too if all goes according to plan.

This month, I’m also working on another first-in-series novel for Nanowrimo. A project that came out of the blue and was NOT on my writing plan. Whoops. This project likely won’t see the light of day until 2023, because, well, my 2022 plan is already laid out. Ish. My plans are in pencil, because, well, life happens.

Next month, I’m sending the project that I’ve been working on with playwright Randy Hunt to the editor. A cover design is shortly behind. Which puts that project one step closer to release as well. The second book set in this universe is in its third draft.

I’m also working on a collaboration with another author which sort of fell into my lap that I’ll hopefully talk more about later when there is more to share.

Kicking around in my schedule when I have the time is the duet novel for What Moons Do (in 2nd draft form) and the 3rd book of The Practice Makes Perfect series. Even though this series didn’t perform well, it feels almost cruel not to ‘finish’ this one off. So, that is on my plans to outline that story one of these days.

They deserve their book 3

I’ve also got a bunch of short stories kicking around collecting dust so I might start releasing those to my newsletter subscribers, so if you haven’t joined that list yet, now might be a good time to do so.

And finally, I’m working on the first draft of a dark thriller that may never see the light of day, but after the success of Girl on Fire, I’m trying my hand at another. We shall see.

Phew. That feels like a lot. No, that IS a lot. Obviously, those won’t all come out next year, but I try hard to think about a 5-year plan, and in order to do that, you have to have projects to fill those years. Which means writing them well in advance of when you need them. Never a dull moment in my noggin!

Until next week,

Danielle Bannister, author and doer of all the things

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