Things To Do

Now that summer is nearly here, I'm looking ahead to the things I need to accomplish over the next few weeks and back-half of 2014. The agenda may be small, but the tasks are large! I need to:

  • Finish developing my Five Year Plan (and post about that here soonish)
  • Send CONSUMPTION to the editor in July and work with my cover artist in August
  • Work on the third draft of CONSUMPTION and send it off for formatting for a Fall release
  • Edit the second draft of EMERGENCE by September, when I ship it off my content editor
  • Incorporate all those necessary changes the content editor discovers and get the next draft of EMERGENCE ready for my line editor before the end of 2014
  • Schedule cover design and formatting for EMERGENCE for a 2015 launch
  • Start researching for my next book and be ready to write once (if not before) all the finishing touches are put on the above-listed works
  • Make sure all of this years expenditures are organized and ready for 2015's tax preparation
  • Get organized for 2015 and 2016's output!

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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