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Weekly Word Count #138

Word Count: 17,234

What story I’m currently working on:

My god, what is this pace? I just hit 38k on the Wanderers story, which I’m projecting to be around 70k. I’ll probably flesh it out a little further in the edits, but for a YA urban fantasy, the fast pacing and rapidness of the story just works. I’ve been living and breathing this story the past couple weeks and it’s been the sort of experience that makes me fall in love with writing all over again.

However, I also started another story, because I decided to join in on the steampunk anthology, Corsets and Cogs, which is coming out in the spring! I hit 2k with it yesterday, which is the minimum amount for the set. The maximum is 10k, but I’m projecting it to fall around 5k, which I can finish over the next week. My hope is that by the end of the day today I’ll have hit 3k on this project and 40k on the Wanderers story.

What I’m editing/marketing: I think the beginning of February heralds a lot of the edits I’ve been waiting on, ones for Of Tinkers and Technomancers, as well as line edits for A Reflection of Ice. As for the multiple fulls and manuscripts I have out with agents and publishers, I’m living that waiting life. However, with two boxsets to promote (Corsets and Cogs, as well as Gaslight and Graves–both steampunk!) I’ll be super busy on the marketing front! I’m starting to get beta responses in on The Airship Also Rises, so that will be on my agenda soon 🙂

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:

“Hey, Pops,” Bree called back down, offering a small wave. He might’ve been furious and disappointed with her the other day, but he wasn’t the sort to hold grudges. Not that she’d forgotten the dressing down. It was always the tiredness in his eyes when he reprimanded her that shredded her to pieces. That was her effect on everyone in the family. They’d all gotten tired of it over the years, her fury, her impulsiveness, her.

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Author:

I split my time writing and working my day job as a massage therapist. If it’s a creative pursuit though, chances are I’ve dabbled in it. Hell, I’ve played around with soapmaking, beer brewing, cupcake baking, tea blending and everything else under the midday sun. At the end of the day, my constant is always reading, writing and editing. I’m an Aries-Taurus cusp–which to any astrology buffs should tell you plenty. I hit the East Coast convention circuit pretty hard and chances are, you can find me vending for Solstice Brews while simultaneously promoting my books.

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