How I Published 16 Books In One Year
Early in my writing career, my mother came to visit me for a week or so and was ecstatic with the news that her favorite author Barbara Cartland would publish 13 books in one year. That means she wrote a book a month to do that, or that was what I was thinking.
I was dumbstruck and couldn't comprehend how she could write so many books in a year.
But it can quickly be done.
In 2020 my goal was to publish....wait for it...24 books a year. I have four pen names and not all of them are published under Kristin Ping.
Halfway through the year, I got a nasty surprise with Deep venous thrombosis, also known as (DVT), and couldn't finish this goal. I think I ended up publishing only 16.
So how did I do this?
First step. I have plenty of ideas about stories, and I sometimes develop 5 stories at once. I'm a dreamer, a pantser, and get ideas from every source there is, whether it's music or music videos, T.V series or other books, something small would trigger a massive part in my brain, and a new idea is born. Then the development of that story happens, and usually, my books turn into a few and become a series.
Step two. Writing these stories.
You need to write daily. When I still had a day job, the writing was the hardest thing to do, but I loved it so much that I made time for it. Either early in the morning or late, when my family was asleep. It was hard. But eventually, I could quit my day job and do this full time. And my writing time expands from two to three hours a day to sometimes 16 hours a day - hence I was diagnosed with DVT. So be careful of that, please.
So I could quickly write a few books a year.
Step 3. In 2020 I had eight books in a series getting released after the other. Now with that said, some of them were partially written through the years, and I basically just finished them off, so it's essential if you want to do something like this and not get overwhelmed to have unfinished drafts to do this with. Books that are almost there, but not yet. You can easily fix them up, send them off to the editor, and wait for those books to come back before working on your release dates.
It was the only way to publish a few books each month to get to the 16 books a year goal. Follow the three steps above, and I promise you, what you put in is what you get out. Be consistent with your writing time, and try to get as much on paper as you can.