There are so many factors that go into determining the best time of publishing and even after the book goes out there’s marketing involved. Like Oswald Chambers said, you can plan all you want, but you need to give God “elbow room” to “come as He pleases.”
Prayerfully, I go forth, but being limited and finite in my own human mind, I always check with God about my publishing schedule. Many times, God is teaching me something about Himself rather than for me to check off yet another book published. If I am late, it’s my own fault. If I fail, it’s my own failure. God is always perfect.
- “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he” (Deuteronomy 32:4).
- “God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect” (II Samuel 22:33).
- “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him” (Psalm 18:30).
- “It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect” (Psalm 18:32).
In 2019, from a publishing angle, I had planned to publish six books, but only released four novels. That’s the way it goes, sometimes. As an author, I must write until I finish telling the story. I stop when my story is done. If my planned 50,000-word book ends up being 100,000 words, so be it.
Happy reading and Happy New Year!