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Mid-Year Review

Well now, technically I should’ve written this at the beginning of July, but it’s been a crazy year!

Things I’ve Written:

The Airship Also Rises (set to release in late August)- Steampunk Adventure

A Card of Shadows (submitting out)- Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Taking Root (also out on submission)- Contemporary Romance

One Shot for the Sky (featured in Corsets and Cogs)

Colors of a Soul (featured in Legends of the Veil)


Things I’ve Published:

A Reflection of Ice– Young Adult Fairytale

Corsets and Cogs – Steampunk boxset featuring 26 authors!

Gaslights and Graves -Steampunk boxset featuring 6 authors!

Captivating Melody (Discord’s Desire #1)- First book in this paranormal rockstar romance!

Legends of the Veil  -Fae boxset featuring 8 authors!


Planned Projects for the Rest of the Year:

Forged Contracts (Tribal Spirits #3)

Hopefully, Hypnotizing Beat (Discord’s Desire #2)

And hopefully, finishing my second Cupid’s Cafe book!


Projects to be Published Later in the Year:

The Airship Also Rises (Take to the Skies #3)- The final Take to the Skies book, a steampunk action adventure

Bustles and Bells- Christmas related steampunk boxset

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Weekly Word Count #136

Word Count: 16, 356

What story I’m currently working on: So….like I said, I keep my promises. The Airship Also Rises is FINISHED, and I am so, so thrilled. I powered through last Friday and just blazed my way through the ending. The words were magic, the ending was beautiful, and everything laid out the way I hoped it would. When I finished, I burst out into tears, because even though I slogged through this final book and whined a lot in the process, I love those characters, and it was so gratifying and beautiful to complete their circle.

Aaaaand, I did end up charging forward with the Wanderers story. It’s like crack to me right now. Unlike Airship where I was fighting for every word, these are just pouring out of me. It’s exactly what I need to be writing right now, and I’ve already hit 7k.

What I’m editing/marketing: Still waiting on all of the things. I’ve sent out so many submissions my head is spinning, so it’s a waiting game. I’m also waiting on the line edits for A Reflection of Ice, but in the meanwhile, I’m starting in on the marketing game for the Gaslights and Graves boxset. It’s so much fun working with all of these talented authors, and I’m definitely gearing up for this release. On another note, I also got in on a fae related boxset for later in the year, so you’ll have another new fae story to look forward to. I’ve got an interesting one bouncing around my brainbox.

Teaser of the week:

“They shot one of ours.” The lines deepened around his grey eyes. “I’d waste the whole army for spilling a drop of my crew’s blood.”(1).jpg

Line of the week:

“Not coincidence,” was all Maeve said, which didn’t help in the slightest. What made it worse is that Bree agreed. And Bree had made it a point to disagree with her sister any chance she got. But the truth was as brazen as this autumn air. Mom still wasn’t home, and a wraith was on the prowl. Growing up among the Wanderers taught you early on that everything was connected, from stubbing your toe on the kitchen table one morning to finding out a rash of murders spread across Philly. Bree was a firm believer, and right now, that belief settled in her gut like acid.

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2018: Never Give Up, Never Surrender

With the spectacular dumpster fire I was left with at the end of 2017, my usual goals were a lot more difficult this year. So much is unpredictable, so much is wavering. The master plan I had even one month ago is completely gutted, so I had to find an entirely new plan, and new goals to go along with.

However, I’m not one to back down.

2018, I can promise three releases minimum, though my hope is to get more on that roster:

Of Tinkers and Technomancers (After Glows Publishing)

A Reflection of Ice (Opal Moon Press)

and The Airship Also Rises (Final Take to the Skies book!)

My goal is to get at least three more contracts too, and once my rights are released mid-May, to find new homes for my Philadelphia Coven Chronicles and my Tribal Spirits series.

As for the writing plan, once Airship is finished, I hope to continue a series, whether that be one of the books I’m pitching to agents and publishers, my Tribal Spirits series, or another Cupid’s Cafe book. I also want to dive into my new pet project, a YA urban fantasy that started percolating this year. On the editing front, I’m going to get Airship ready for release, and I’m also going to finish editing my YA Fantasy from 2017.

Submission-wise, I’m launching a full-scale attack with Outlier Heir and Chasing Fate come January. Wish me luck.

I have realistic goals for next year, but as always, I’m shooting for the stars. Stick with me, and I can promise new reads and one hell of an interesting ride. I hope for my dreams every year, but year end is where I refill my well of optimism for the new year. I’m going to fight with everything I have to make 2018 my year.