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Weekly Word Count #125

Word Count: 21,187

What story I’m currently working on: Welp, I did it! I finished the YA fantasy novel before the end of October. This story was incredibly fun, and though I have a lot of work to do in regards to editing in the proper worldbuilding and ironing out some major inconsistencies, I think I’ve got the foundation for something amazing. So now I’m letting my brain rest for a couple days before I start into The Airship Also Rises come November 1st!

What I’m editing/marketing: Captured Memories is still getting rave reviews from the release last week, which is nice to see!! So with that out of the way, I can start the baby steps of prep (marketing images and such) for Of Tinkers and Technomancers and A Reflection of Ice! I’ve pretty much neglected edits on Forged Decisions because of the massive amounts of writing I was doing, but now I’ll be giving those content edits a look-see and trying to get the story ship shape. It doesn’t need drastic things thankfully, just pruning and fine tuning.

Teaser of the week:

_Each step forward offered a better view of the crystal walls ahead, the castle appearing like something out of a fairytale._

Line of the Week:

The sensible thing would be to run. Ditch the pirates, the guards, and sail away on a stolen boat to Damascar. A week ago, she would’ve done that without hesitation.

However, Katerina’s hope had infected her, Fiona’s drive inspired, and Lorne’s presence reminded her of what was worth fighting for. Salima clenched her jaw before nodding in response.

“Two of us against a horde of guards?” she cracked. “Couldn’t ask for better odds.”

He grinned back at her, lifted his pistol in the direction of all the chaos, and pulled the trigger. “Then let’s tango.”

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Plans for the end of 2017 and beyond!

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While I do weekly updates of what I’m currently working on and what my future plans are, I usually have things a lot further mapped out than I detail in there! I figured I’d share a little bit about what to expect for the rest of the year as well as next! Surprisingly, I already have quite a bit lined up for next year, and all of it is exciting.

So, first off on the agenda are the definites:

Of Tinkers and Technomancers, my steampunk novella, is contracted with After Glows Publishing, and is set to release late 2017/early 2018. It’s got my trademark snark but with more historical language than I normally play with–I really clung to the Victorian era on this one.

A Reflection of Ice, my young adult fairytale, is contracted with Opal Moon Press, and is set to release early 2018. It’s incredibly creepy and whimsical, and I hope everyone enjoys it, because I loved writing this story.

Next are my projects I’ll be finishing this year:

Forged Decisions, book two in the Tribal Spirits series, is finished in the writing stages, and now I’m going through the large edits on it. I’ll be attempting to finish those edits and submit the book by the end of November, so hopefully you’ll be seeing it hit the e-shelves at some time in early 2018!

The Airship Also Rises, the final book in my Take to the Skies series, is just beginning, and I’m going to try to put a major dent into it during NaNoWriMo in November. The plan is to finish it by December/January, and for symmetry’s sake, I’ll probably try to release it on August 17th, the same date the other two released. With that book, the Take to the Skies series will be complete, and I’m so excited about having another completed series under my belt.

As for my writing schedule next year?

A lot is nebulous and I purposefully leave it that way. However, I will be working on another of the Tribal Spirits books, Forged Contracts, guaranteed. That series will continue to expand! Depending on if I have the time or not, I’ve debated on doing a follow up to Of Tinkers and Technomancers, as well as another Cupid’s Cafe book. I’ve got concepts for both, and they’re short novellas that would be excellent ways to flex my writing skills.

The reason I leave things so nebulous is because of my ‘dream’ projects, the young adult manuscripts I write that I try to submit the traditional route. I wrote one earlier this year, Outlier Heir, which is a YA LGBT Arthurian space opera, and I’m currently writing a YA LGBT heist fantasy. I find that working on these projects really pushes creative boundaries for me, and while I may not always find a home for them, they’re my big attempts, ones that I hope will eventually find their way out to the public.

I also have a lot of these full manuscripts I’ve written that could use a polish or rewrite and years have passed, enough that it’s time to redo them and try again. I’m a big fan of nothing is wasted, and beyond learning from the experience of writing, I think manuscripts can be reshaped, can transform into something better. Even A Reflection of Ice is a far different novella from what I’d written two years ago and needed rigorous rewriting to bring it up to date.

Obviously, many of these plans for next year can change, but the ones contracted are guaranteed, so I hope you stick with me for the adventure!

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Weekly Word Count #124

Word Count: 13,027

What story I’m currently working on: Though I’m a wee bit behind, I’m still working as much as possible on this YA fantasy novel with high hopes of finishing it by the end of the month. I just hit 64k, which puts me at close to just 20k left to write in this…at least I hope, ha! In a shocking turn of events though, I have the rest of it plotted out, so at least the pathway is clear!

What I’m editing/marketing: Captured Memories is out!!!! Now I’ve got some time before my next releases, Of Tinkers and Technomancers and A Reflection of Ice! I’ve been in hardcore writing mode, so the editing has been excruciatingly slow, but I’m hoping to get Forged Decisions done by the end of November regardless. #goals. Besides, once that’s shipped off to Loose Id, I can begin writing Forged Contracts!

Teaser of the week:

_Her lips against his, the sun soaking into their skin, and the sweet, fragrant breezes that wafted through this isolated picnic area were nothing short of perfection._

Line of the week:

Instead, she’d curled up in the plush bed, pushed away the silken sheets, and clutched her knees to her chest, staring at the mottled slate walls. Her chest ached with a dull throb that wouldn’t leave, like a broken bone still trying to heal after far too long. Fiona was out there somewhere, waiting for her to show up, yet she never would. Her heart might’ve hurt at the thought before, but in the wake of what she’d seen in the chapel, Katerina had forgotten how to feel.

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Captured Memories Release Day!

The third book in the Cupid’s Cafe series is here! Get your copy of Captured Memories today!

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An invitation to Cupid’s Café will change your life.

After the incident that caused Liv Morozov to drop out of college, years later she’s still trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She’s managed to carve out a career for herself as a photographer, but when it comes to guys? Her issues send them running for the hills, every damn time.

Zane Parata has declared himself off-limits for relationships. Between trying to maintain sobriety and the long hours he works as a chef, no one wants to deal with his brand of damage, and he wouldn’t want to burden them in the first place.

When Liv shows up at Cupid’s Café, she never expected to find Zane, her brother’s former best friend who had vanished one day and never returned. The sparks that surged when they were both teens rekindle stronger than ever, and all too fast, Liv and Zane entangle in each other’s lives, breaking their own rules. Except with both struggling with the demons from their past, the love that’s begun to grow is one lapse away from shattering the two of them beyond repair.

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Cupid’s Cafe Series!

Cupid’s Cafe is an amazing multi-author series with After Glows Publishing, one I’m thrilled to be a part of tomorrow.

Book One: Exactly Like You by Lori Sizemore

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An invitation to Cupid’s Café will change your life.

Former social worker Roxie Fisher believes she’s cursed to never find happiness and an invitation to Cupid’s Café isn’t going to change her situation. All the same, against her better judgment, she gives it a try. What else does she have to lose?

After the death of his wife, accountant-turned-firefighter Aidan Craig, can’t stop taking ridiculous risks and never turns down a dare. So an invitation to Cupid’s Café is an offer he can’t refuse. What he doesn’t expect is to meet the social worker who helped him through the darkest days of his life. Now she’s the one struggling, and he’s compelled to help.

The two experience an immediate attraction, but Aidan swore to never become involved in another relationship, and Roxie can’t imagine daredevil Aidan being interested in a boring, cat-rescuer like her.

Can Roxie find the simple joy of taking a risk? Is Aidan willing to risk his heart? Or will they both lose out on a chance at true love?

 

Book Two: Painting for Keeps by Landra Graf

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An invitation to Cupid’s Café will change your life.

Agatha, Aggie, Kakos lost her boyfriend, her apartment, and now, is one brownie bite away from purging her binge when an invitation to Cupid’s Café shows up on her doorstep. Fighting bulimia and her mother’s constant verbal abuse has never been easy, but this nutritionist is determined to be stronger than her weakest link. She’ll meet a secret admirer at Cupid’s for a morale booster, if nothing else.

Following a break-in and the destruction of his paintings, starving artist Murphy O’Shea finds himself at wit’s end. Not only does he need to create twelve more paintings, but in the midst of another manic depressive episode, the challenge seems impossible. He’s got two months or he’ll have to cancel his first show. The Cupid’s Café invite offers him a chance to find his muse. He doesn’t expect it to be the woman he’s mirrored the past two years paintings on, nor does he plan on being able to offer Aggie the help she needs.

Can they find a way to conquer their inner demons or will they succumb to the idea they aren’t worth a happily ever after?

 

Book Three: Captured Memories by Katherine McIntyre

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An invitation to Cupid’s Café will change your life.

After the incident that caused Liv Morozov to drop out of college, years later she’s still trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She’s managed to carve out a career for herself as a photographer, but when it comes to guys? Her issues send them running for the hills, every damn time.

Zane Parata has declared himself off-limits for relationships. Between trying to maintain sobriety and the long hours he works as a chef, no one wants to deal with his brand of damage, and he wouldn’t want to burden them in the first place.

When Liv shows up at Cupid’s Café, she never expected to find Zane, her brother’s former best friend who had vanished one day and never returned. The sparks that surged when they were both teens rekindle stronger than ever, and all too fast, Liv and Zane entangle in each other’s lives, breaking their own rules. Except with both struggling with the demons from their past, the love that’s begun to grow is one lapse away from shattering the two of them beyond repair.

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Captured Memories Excerpt!

Release day is two days away, but you can pre-order your copy now!!

_Her lips against his, the sun soaking into their skin, and the sweet, fragrant breezes that wafted through this isolated picnic area were nothing short of perfection._

This was a terrible plan.

Liv applied cherry red lipstick in her rearview mirror with the precision of experience, her brand of war paint to give her confidence today. By some miracle, a hangover hadn’t chased her into Tuesday, after the amount of whisky they swilled last night. She had needed all the liquid courage possible following her miserable date with Kyle-the-douche and the way the thought of today sent her into freak-out mode.

Still, she smoothed the surface of her navy blue cigarette pants and took a deep inhale. Her Converse might not be as stylish as a pair of pumps, but if she needed to move fast, she’d be able to bolt at a moment’s notice. She might feel safe sitting behind the wheel of her Subaru, but the idea of walking down Bardstown towards this café made her heart step in double time.

She tugged her black leather jacket from the back seat, more a security blanket than any sort of needed warmth since the temperature would climb with the hours. Liv refused to go anywhere without it even though the jacket had accumulated more patches and holes than was worth keeping. Ten years later, and she had never been able to let him go—not completely. He and this jacket remained in her memories as a reminder of a better time, before college had happened and she turned into this jaded mess.

Liv got out of the car.

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Weekly Word Count #123

Word Count: 12,033

What story I’m currently working on: Continuing on the YA fantasy novel, since I’m trying to complete my goal of finishing it by the end of October. Which means I’m setting a really aggressive pace of close to 2,000 words a day, with some exceptions. On the plus, I rocketed ahead to 51k, so I’m definitely making strides. I’ve passed the halfway point of the novel, where shit is really starting to reach a crescendo. I think it’s going to be the action-y stuff coming up soon, which should be intense.

What I’m editing/marketing: Forged Alliances came out three weeks ago and already I’m gunning ahead on the next one. Captured Memories comes out next Tuesday, and it’s already available for pre-order here! After that release, I can gasp for breath for a little while, because it’ll be a couple months before Of Tinkers and Technomancers and A Reflection of Ice come out! Seriously though, all of my crazy writing this year has paid off! My beta-readers got back to me for Forged Decisions and I’m working on that at a slow but steady pace. I’m hoping to get that accepted before the end of 2017!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

“You need to leave,” Katerina spat, unable to hold back the tides any more. Staring at Fiona, the guilt and anger on the face that had once beamed with affection, it hurt. She hurt. She hurt worse than the nights she’d curled in her cot as a servant, muscles aching, wounds stinging from the lumps she’d taken. This sort of pain, this was standing in front of the stones marking the mounds of dirt that her parents had been buried under. Of speaking aloud to those graves year after year, and only getting the empty whistle of the wind as a response.