Why not now? Well, because the YA sci-fi adventure duology I've been cranking on for months suddenly became a trilogy today. Closing in on the half-way mark of Book 2, I realized I was going to be right around 75,000 words, which is spot on for an average-length novel. Baron asked me, "Can you split it into two and still have a contained story?" I said no. Then I thought about it. And I realized that, with some tweaking, yeah, I probably could. It might feel a bit like the end of The Empire Strikes Back, but it would work. So, a trilogy it is, and I need another eight to ten weeks to draft Book 3.
Then there's the apocolyptic sci-fi series I'm not writing on my phone. Shorter pieces this time. I'm trying to keep it in the 40,000 to 50,000 range for each of the seven installments in the series, but I can already feel Book 1 starting to balloon a bit on me. I'm about 10,000 words in on this first episode and am hoping to have first draft wrapped by the end of August. I'm not planning on releasing until January, though, because I want to get a little ahead and set this series on a regular four-month release schedule.
And there it is: three different series now in various stages of development. Beta readers should start seeing material by late summer. First publications should start going live in Q4, and 2015 is going to be...ridiculous.