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Weekly Word Count #143

Word Count: 3575

What story I’m currently working on:

So, I had something kind of funny happen this week. I was stepping into working on the fae manuscript and MY GOD was I hitting a wall. Nothing was clicking for me, not even the beginning of this story. I just couldn’t find the pulse. So I decided instead of trying to do an urban fantasy, I’d write a paranormal romance–I like that territory. Obviously, the strategy worked, because I’m 3,500 words in on the new story, where I’d only reached 1,500 in total on the other one, after a week or two of trying to work at it. This is the fae story for the Legends of the Veil anthology that is coming out in August!

What I’m editing/marketing: It’s now March, and I already knocked out the line edits for A Reflection of Ice on Tuesday evening. Woot, woot! There should be a pre-order going up soon for this book, since it releases on March 27th! I’ve been working pretty hardcore on the Airship edits, so I’m down to the final two: vibrancy edits and grammatical/read aloud edits. I’m getting closer and closer, so I can guarantee this will be done by the end of March. Gaslights and Graves is available for pre-order! Nab a copy now before the May release!

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Teaser of the week:

Some days, the sheer amount of enemies we attracted made me question if maybe our crew was a little too trigger happy. That maybe we_d started pissing in too many pots without thinking

Line of the week:

She was a splash of color on a white canvas, and not just because of the blue streaks threaded through the glossy brown hair that tumbled around her shoulders.

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Weekly Word Count #142

Word Count: 425

What story I’m currently working on:

Boo, the Wanderers is over, and I miss it so much! However, that also means I have 3 manuscripts in the editing backlog, so I switched gears completely over to editing Airship. I’m making really solid progress, and I’m about halfway through. I started writing the fae story for the Legends of the Veil anthology that is coming out in August! It’s got a leprechaun lead!

What I’m editing/marketing: It’s now March, and I’m anticipating some line edits…which will bring A Reflection of Ice and Of Tinkers and Technomancers that much closer to release! The Take to the Skies short, One Shot For the Sky is submitted to the anthology coordinator, so you can enjoy that in May in the anthology Corsets and Cogs! Given a straight week of working on Airship, I’m actually about halfway through the edits, both content and line. I’ll definitely have this book ready for an editor by the end of the month! Also, Gaslights and Graves is now available for pre-order! Nab a copy now!

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Teaser of the week:

Candace brandished a pint glass at the ready. Ale could soothe most of these ruffians, and she_d become adept at taming tempers.

Line of the week:

My entire life, I’ve been told I was lucky.

Around me, folks find a crisp hundred dollar bill on the ground, get a run in blackjack, or end up comped their meal due to a chef’s error. So, I’ve never had a shortage of people who wanted to keep me around, even though I wouldn’t necessarily call them friends. And for all the luck I exuded, none of it circled back on around to me.

In fact, my life had been a series of bad events that spiraled out of control a year ago.

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Weekly Word Count #121

Word Count: 6,141

What story I’m currently working on: I slowed down a little this week on my YA fantasy heist story, as I’m only at 28k, but that was for legitimate reasons as you’ll see in the next section. However, the plot is unfolding pretty quickly, and I think by the end of September, I’ll have hit 30k–that’s something you can hold me to. I’m planning on finishing this book by November, and I think it’s quite do-able.

What I’m editing/marketing: Forged Alliances came out last week! On top of that, I finished my lines for Captured Memories, which is coming out October 17th!! (what, what!) But guys, shit is about to get ridiculous. Because I spent most of last week pounding out A Reflection of Ice for submission—and it got contracted with Opal Moon Press!!! Between that book and Of Tinkers and Technomancers, I already have new releases lined up for 2018! Plus, I’ll have the second Tribal Spirits book to my editor before the year end, so maybe I can hit a record breaking six contracts this year! On the marketing front, An Airship Named Desire is currently 99 cents!!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

“How long have you known?” she asked, the realization sinking in through her skin that Lorne Drachen hid a lot behind a handsome face and a sinner’s smile.