2011 begins — some plans & thoughts of things to come

FIRST OF ALL: I have a short video greetings for 2011 if you want to have a look click here.

For those paying attention, all five of you, after serializing Brussegem, a snug hell during the last limping weeks of 2010, I’m looking at this as my publishing schedule for 2011:

THE BOY IN THE SANDWICH (children’s fiction)
HOW TO FIND YOURSELF (illustrated version)
Stories on Stuff (Dot Hippo – kid’s textiles)
THE NICE GUY (first novel)
SLICES (novel on business)
INTIMATE DIALOGUES (short stories)
Stories on Stuff (Polite babies)
THE NEXT GENIUS (Novel on artist)
THE BLUE SPOT IN MY HEAD (Part One in fictionalized trilogy)
Stories on Stuff (3 & 4 – kid’s for Christmas)

“The Boy in the Sandwich” will be presented for the world to lick and look at very shortly. Will be putting some free chapters online on a weekly basis, along with audio clips from the novel.

The comes the new, illustrated version of “How to Find Yourself (or a reasonable facsimile)”.
Maybe a couple of chapters of that, too (again), and me reading some chapters. Also free and weekly.

These two books were supposed to see the light of day toward the end of last year, but things got reshuffled and re-organized. The first “How to” book had to be fully reformatted and laid-out due to errors I wrote about somewhere in this blog during the last year. We can’t have that again, so took time to reorganize the publishing work flow. I thought each book would take three months from finished manuscript to launch, but there’s far too much to do properly; properly takes time. So now I’m aiming at a four month launch of each book, from final period to book available.

And adjust accordingly if that still doesn’t supply enough space & time. See whether I actually keep to the publishing schedule this year….

As I have had occasion to mention: I have well over a decade of experience in international publishing in one of the top three media companies. But it is one thing being part of a system, and being the whole system oneself. So refinement in my hidden people venture was called for. To Get It Right. And no doubt this, like life, will be an on-going process.

Beyond books, next up is a final setting up with audio book distributors as I have three audio books just about done and wanting life. Same with my Stories on Stuff T-shirts and textiles and whatnot spin-offs (with “Boy in the Sandwich” and “How to” coming fully born with illustrations…).

Meanwhile, I’m thinking up stories on t-shirts and for kid’s nightwear. Then I want to make a video, or write a play, or write a 300 word story. So that’s what I do: Whatever Comes Up Next.

Thanks for dropping by and reading. –Vincent

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4 Responses to “2011 begins — some plans & thoughts of things to come”

  1. Peter says:

    I KNEW somehow there were three novels waiting in the wings.

    It’s bad luck to wish good luck so have a terrible year.

  2. jon kenna says:

    Hi! Love this blog. Loved your YouTube stuff too. Interesting responses you got for Self Portrait of Someone Else. General theme seemed to be interesting, intelligent but clinical and unemotional. Looking at some of your stuff I’d say the last word I’d use to describe it is ‘unemotional’. These are just the kind of books I like And Im going to order a copy of Self Portrait. With a lot of self published books you get a sinking feeling in the first paragraph when the writing is poor. I tend not to risk it with those books. Im going to risk it with this one.

  3. Thanks, Jon, for your comments and drop-by. I’d say most of my stuff is emotional. “Self-Portrait” is a re-issue. If you want to read more, and read some reviews, you can find it here: http://hidden-people.net/self-portrait-of-someone-else.html#. Then you can better gauge the risk involved… Later, V+

  4. jon kenna says:

    It’s OK Vincent, I like taking the occasional risk. Book already ordered. Regards.

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