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Scrying for Summer Recap

Silly recap: Liam is the biggest asshole on the planet, but since he’s part of team traitor-turned-ally, Jev will tolerate his annoying presence. Except he needs to know he was wrong, and stupid, a lot. Also, this Destrius monster is SUCH a huge jerk that he makes Liam seem like a butterfly wrangler. And Jev soooorta feels bad for the shit he’s been through, plus he gets her blood pumping in all the right ways. So irritating him for life seems like the best route for everyone, yeah?

 

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Weekly Word Count #87

Word Count: 5,272

What story I’m working on: Hit 21k with Future King, which has been slow moving as of late. Meanwhile, things are really picking up pace with the shifter story and I’m starting to try and come up with a title. Any suggestions? I just hit 28k there and reached sort of the midway point of the story and where it’ll unfold from here.

What I’m editing/marketing: Just completed the final edit of Waking for Winter. Can’t wait to submit the final book in the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles to Tamzin! And on February 7th, book three, Rising for Autumn comes out, and I’m beyond excited for that release. I’m hella proud of that book.

Line of the week:

Well, Dax had wanted distraction, but he didn’t think meeting the infamous Tribe with a raging hard-on was putting his best foot forward. Still, the bloom of Sierra’s arousal in the air wasn’t helping tamp down the intense lust she inspired in him. He sucked in a deep breath and focused on nasty ass things, like wrinkled, paper-thin skin, the moldy can of tomatoes he had in the fridge, and the bottle of midori he’d killed as a teen, turning his puke neon green for days. By the time she opened the bar door, he was ready to face whoever waited inside.

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2017 Writing Goals!

With the new year comes new goals, and as someone who loves that sort of organization, this is a non-stop thrill ride for me. You think I’m kidding? I’m not. I’m the freakin Leslie Knope of the writing world.

So, I’m sharing my goals with you lovely folks, why? To keep myself accountable. And so you can get excited along with me for the wonderful new projects and releases on the horizon!

Goal #1: Seeing Philadelphia Coven Chronicles to completion.

Rising for Autumn, book three, is slated to release on February 7th, 2017, so this task isn’t as daunting as it might seem. I’m hoping to have Waking for Winter edited and submitted by February or March, so hopefully it’ll be picked up and released later in the year! Once Waking for Winter is out, it means I’ll have my first finished series under my belt! Yay!

Goal #2: Meet anthology deadlines.

I have a piece I’m working on for an anthology that’s up in March, so I’m 9,000 words in on a story that’ll probably be 30 to 40,000 words! On that note, I’m hoping to find another anthology to work on after that, so I can continue getting some shorts/novellas out there.

Goal #3: Get another contract

Whether it means Chasing Fate gets attention or I find a publisher/agent for Captivating Melody, I’ll be working towards this goal throughout the year. Cross your fingers and toes for me!

Goal #4: Two more novel length stories

One of these is Future King, my YA space opera that I already started, so I’m hoping to finish that midway through the year. The next will be a project of my choosing.If I manage to get a contract for Chasing Fate or Captivating Melody, I’ll be working on a sequel to that, but if not I’ll probably work on whatever new story strikes my fancy!

Goal #5: Attend another author con

My experience last year with Unmask the Romance and the two library signings I did was great, so I’d like to get ballsier and hit a new author con, even if it means a little traveling.

Goal #6: Revamp another of my old manuscripts

Last year, rewriting Chasing Fate turned into a great project, proving I can still utilize old manuscripts, even if they weren’t the right story at the time. So I’m going to either recycle/reinvent When Fire Ignites, Red Skies Take Warning, The Iron Legacy, or Night Awakens.

Goal #7: Continue growing my readership

As always, my career doesn’t amount to much if my books are going unread. So as I do every year, I’ll try to reach out to more people, and get more readers sucked into the worlds I create, like the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles! I already have a couple events planned to help speed this process along, so I can make new friends and connect with even more people! I want to bring hope and love and exciting stories to everyone I meet!

Wish me luck! I’ll be rooting the rest of you on as well. Let’s kick ass in the New Year!

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Weekly Word Count #79

Word Count: 3,500

What story I’m working on: Back to normal word counts since NaNo is over and I have all the edits to do! I’m working on my Future King series now, as well as a novella with shifters! Werekitties and werewolves!

What I’m editing/marketing: Chasing Fate is top on my list, but I’ve also started doing some minor brush up on Waking for Winter since the beginnings of my beta feedback is coming in!

Line of the week:

The truth was, as much as I tried to deny my power with alchemy, the moment my fingers touched metal, my entire soul buzzed. I’d tamped down my urges time and time again over the years, but if anything, they’d grown hungrier in my refusal, the sensations stronger. I sucked in a sharp breath, not wanting to acknowledge the reality Merlin suggested, one that stirred me deep in my bones, to a primal part of myself I’d restrained my entire life.

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Weekly Word Count #77

Word Count: 9490

What story I’m working on: Waking for Winter

What I’m editing/marketing: Chasing Fate!!!

Line of the week:

Her skin crawled the closer they got, as if spiders click-clacked all up and down her arms and legs. The air bloomed with the ripe scent of blood, of decay, of magic, and that heaviness coated her tongue with each swallow like oil.

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Weekly Word Count #74

Word Count: 5,618

What story I’m working on: Waking for Winter. My word count is gonna be hella booming, because it’s NaNoWriMo time and I’m participating. My hope is to get the final Philadelphia Coven Chronicles book finished this month!

What I’m editing/marketing: Just finished editing Chasing Fate enough to send off to beta readers. I. Can’t. Wait. to plunge back into work on that book until I make it all shiny new. It’s an old story, but one with bones so strong they’re worth resurrecting.

Line of the week:

She’d hoped, prayed, that her time with Akanda had ended the day Dante saved her, the day the one man she’d loved so deep to quake the earth itself had returned into her life at her weakest and worst. Except the nightmare hadn’t ended, wouldn’t end. Not while the Caoranach drew another breath.