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Weekly Word Count #127

Word Count: 14,403

What story I’m currently working on: Still going with the slow and steadies on The Airship Also Rises for NaNoWriMo, and it’s looking like I’ll reach my goal of 50k into this book by the end of the month! At 28k, I’m fairly certain I can hit 30k in a day or two and I’ll keep moving forward. Howwwweever, I succumbed to temptation and also did a little work on Forged Contracts, get 1k down on Raven and Jer’s story!! It’s gonna be an emotional ride!

What I’m editing/marketing: I just started making some teasers for Of Tinkers and Technomancers and A Reflection of Ice since my edits should be starting some time soon! I held to my promise and sent off Forged Decisions to my editor! Eeee!!! I’m also trucking ahead with listening to A Tale of Two Airships audio for revisions. Hopefully that comes out before the end of the year! As for Musketeer Pirates, my betas are midway through the boook 😀

Teaser of the week:

_That_s when loneliness seared the first molten tendrils into her heart._

Line of the week:

“Long time no see, Bea,” Claire said, her perfectly painted lips curled in one viper’s grin.

“Damn,” I muttered back. “I was honestly hoping someone had shot you by now. Karma better hurry up and get the job done properly.”

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Captured Memories in Paperback!

_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._

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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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Some Airship Love!

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Currently, I’m working on the final Take to the Skies book, The Airship Also Rises, but I’m also working on going through the files for A Tale of Two Airships! The first book, An Airship Named Desire is already available in audio book, and it’s SO GOOD, guys. It’s inspirational to spend all of this time in the universe while I’m writing the final book, so I can really honor the whole cycle, from beginning to end as I prepare to close out this series.

The hope is to finish writing The Airship Also Rises by December/January, so I can get edits jamming for this book. The plan is for it to come out August 17th, 2018!

Take to the Skies is going to be one unforgettable trilogy, and I’m already getting all the feels while writing this ending.

 

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Weekly Word Count #127

Word Count: 13,336

What story I’m currently working on: The moral of this story is slow and steady wins the race. Rather than my normal binge efforts, I’ve been doing a steady pace of 1600 words a day since NaNo began, and it shows. I just hit 15k with The Airship Also Rises, and I’m moving forward at a steady speed, though I might have a couple rocky days ahead with general busy-ness. Omg guys. Writing Bea and the crew is just…my heart. The snark flies off the page. I could sit there and just write them arguing for 100 pages and be perfectly content.

What I’m editing/marketing: Since Captured Memories came out last month, I’ve got a wee break before Of Tinkers and Technomancers and A Reflection of Ice release! In the interim, I’m going to pound through Forged Decisions and get it sent in to my editor. By the time I report in next week, the book will be off! That’s a promise! (I’m really close) And my beta readers have started ripping apart Musketeer Pirates, so it’s perfect timing. Once I’m done with Forged Decisions, that also means I can start writing book three in the Tribal Spirits series, Forged Contracts.

Teaser of the week:

Wistful notes spoke of loneliness, as solitary as the final birdsong of autumn or the trill of summer_s last cicada before the wintry freeze.

Line of the week:

“You’re making a mistake,” said hapless bastard finally spoke up, his voice reedy and thin with fear. “If you try and turn me in, you’ll be making an enemy of the British crown.”

I couldn’t help it. I burst out laughing.

Every eye in the silent room stopped and stared at me as the laughs ripped from my throat, the deep, aching sort that welled up from the depths of my chest. Mordecai nudged the man forward down the aisle, closer and closer to Blackwind, entertaining a rueful grin of his own. Even Isabella let out a snort, a smile on her lips.

Out of anyone he could’ve threatened me with, the redcoats were the last on my list of concerns. They’d already taken our number the day we stole that Gods-damned box.

My shoulders still quaked as I wiped a couple tears from my eyes. “That ship’s already sailed, boy-o, but good of you for the heads up.”

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Weekly Word Count #126

Word Count: 2, 251

What story I’m currently working on: Since I finished the YA fantasy novel last week and had really intense binge sessions, I let my brain rest before NaNo…which started yesterday. So after a week break where I just did editing stuff and let the writing muscles relax, I’m heading back into the fray! While The Airship Also Rises isn’t flying off the page at the moment, Bea’s voice is so familiar for me, and once I really start getting into the thick of the story, I know it’ll move.

What I’m editing/marketing: I’ve slowed down steam from my last two releases, Captured Memories being the most recent, and I’m starting to turn my attention to the next ones. Of Tinkers and Technomancers and A Reflection of Ice are next on my agenda, and while they’re both in the 30k novella range, they’re both incredibly fun stories that I think folks will enjoy.  I actually spent a lot of the week working through the major fixes I needed to make on Forged Decisions, and I’m going through and doing the last big rounds of edits. Over the next couple weeks, I’ll hopefully be shipping Forged Decisions off to my editor!

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._(1)

Line of the week:

“Just a quick exchange, right?” Geoff murmured by my side, a smirk on his face and a glint in his eye. “That’s what we told the crew.”

“Well, they should know by now, we’re lying liars full of lies.” I shot him a glance, trying to ignore the way my nerves danced, how the adrenaline begged me to tear across the cobblestones. “When has an exchange or drop ever been simple?”