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Weekly Word Count #165

Word Count: 8,500

What story I’m currently working on:

Forged Contracts is MOVING along! I might be a smidge behind because there was a lot going on last week and will be a lot going on this week, but I’m still pushing forward with it. Last week I thought that this book would be 60k, but since I’m currently at 55k and there’s a significant amount of stuff that still needs to happen, I’m thinking it’s going to be closer to 65k, which is great. The book has a lot going on, esp emotional stuff to unpack, so I think it’s good for it to have more room to breathe.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Currently, I’m still slugging away at Musketeer Pirates. I will finish that book before the end of the year, even if it kills me. It just might. The Airship Also Rises comes out TOMORROW, which marks the end of my Take to the Skies series. I’m thrilled, but also sad. It’s a bittersweet thing, since An Airship Named Desire was the first book ever published for me. Right now though, the entire series is available for under 5 bucks, so yay!

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Teaser of the week:

“Rare stories traveled of those who rose too high, the ships who sailed like Icarus towards the sun.And like him, they crashed and burned for their arrogance.”(1)

Line of the week:

A knock sounded on the door.

“Who the hell is knocking on my door this time of day?” Jer muttered, running a hand through his curls.

Raven snorted. “You mean lunchtime? Because I’m pretty sure it’s lunch time. Might want to throw a shirt on, stud.” Her fingers trailed down his chest before she snapped them away and headed for the door.

Jer couldn’t help the grin that rose to his lips as he stalked over to his bedroom and snagged a wrinkled shirt from the floor.

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Weekly Word Count #132

Word Count: 1,468

What story I’m currently working on: Still super slow with Airship, making it to 55k. Crazy to think this time last month I was closer to 30k or more down for the month, but after two consecutive months of heavy wordcount, I have some massive editing to do. I’m going to attempt to hit 60k by next week, meaning I’ll have 20k to write in January, which is more than doable.

What I’m editing/marketing: A Tale of Two Airships came out in audio book last week! While Captivating Melody is out on submission I’m turning to working on Outlier Heir and reworking Chasing Fate from last year. Musketeer Pirates is hanging tight for a little bit while beta readers look it over, so I’m currently juggling a LOT of editing projects. I heard some word on Of Tinkers and Technomancers that editing should begin in February, so hopefully you’ll be reading it by March/April 2018!

Teaser of the week:


Line of the week:

If she was in immediate danger, I could pull focus from the rest of my crew. To me, of course, but this plan wouldn’t be any fun if it wasn’t insane.

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Weekly Word Count #128

Word Count: 9.458

What story I’m currently working on: Had a bit of a slowdown this week due to a busy last weekend plus a migraine that wouldn’t quit, but I’m still keeping up with the turtle version of NaNoWrimo, and I reached 37k today! To be fair, it’s Thanksgiving, so I’m going to grant myself that. I also did a little more with Forged Contracts, but ever since PAX Unplugged, I’ve had some other hobbies stealing my attention. Airship is unfolding at a good pace though, and I have a good idea of where the rest of the book will go!

What I’m editing/marketing: If you haven’t listened to the audio book for An Airship Named Desire, I recommend getting your time in now! A Tale of Two Airships will probably be out before the end of the year! Waiting on word from my editor for Forged Decisions, so cross your fingers and toes for me! My betas are continuing to progress through Musketeer Pirates and offering all of the critiques! Can’t wait to get cracking on those edits!

Teaser of the week:

“Because it took a stubborn technomancer willing to risk everything for those she cared about to remind me I was capable of a little daring too.”

Line of the week:

“So we’re assistants of Gregor Browning?” Isabella slipped an arm around Edwin’s shoulders, near causing the man to leap mid-air. “What is his specialty again?”

“Aether-thermodynamic thingamabob,” I jumped in, all of those fancy words of Edwin’s flying right out of my brain.

“Aetherdynamic manipulation,” Edwin said with a huff. He adjusted his glasses. “Really, Bea, I thought you were listening last night.”

I shrugged. “Maybe I’m just keeping you on your toes.”

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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 #59

Word Count: 6,308

What story I’m working on: Rising for Autumn, book three of the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles! (Finally picking up a bit of speed!)

What I’m editing/marketing: Editing Night Awakens and Captivating Melody (even though I was supposed to wait on all my beta-reader responses, I couldn’t wait!) As for marketing, I’m pushing full steam ahead with Scrying for Summer which comes out super soon!

Line of the week:

The closer she trudged down the path, the more familiar those tombstones became, glaring at her for trespassing on the forbidden ground. Even closer, the phantom scent of cloying incense invaded her senses, the same way it had that day as the priest shook in back and forth.

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Weekly Word Count #41

Word Count: 5,285

What story I’m working on: Night Awakens, and I’m nearing the 50k mark! Which means shit will need to hit the fan pronto. WOOO.

What I’m editing/marketing: Submitting the Iron Legacy and Reflection of Ice, editing A Tale of Two Airships, and Scrying for Summer is getting rave feedback out with beta-readers at the moment!

Line of the week:

Up above was a sky full of glitter and tufts of charcoal clouds that seemed so distant from the brick splintering the ground down below and the increasing pool of red staining the asphalt. Detached from the shithole hell we’d created for ourselves.

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Weekly Word Count #40

Word Count: 6,117

What story I’m working on: Back to Night Awakens, my lovelies! It was a little tricksy to get back in the groove mid-story, but I have some different, better perspective I’m working with right now.

What I’m editing/marketing: A Tale of Two Airships–getting hard into the content edits of this one now. Slow going, like content edits always are for me, but I’m plugging away. I will say, it’s making me more and more excited to release it later this year. And I just started shipping Scrying for Summer off to the beta-readers. Not going to lie, the feedback I’m getting so far has me hella excited.

Line of the week:

“Wouldn’t dare,” he said with a smirk. “Cute attempt at a cover up earlier too.” He strode out of my kitchen and made his way to the door. “We both know you don’t give a goddamn about following orders for your team. You didn’t want her to kill me because you liiike me.”

Infuriating. Presumptuous. Pompous. Ass.


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Weekly Word Count #4

Instead of kitten parades, I now offer you parades of flesh eating worms that glow in the dark. Or will that scare everyone away? Regardless, I’m here, I’m not queer, but if that’s your thing, rock out!

Word Count: 10,016

What story I’m working on: The Tuatha De Danaan one, and the toughest scene yet. Bailey goes through the ringer in this story, and writing the section where her dreams get stripped away was emotionally rough.

What I’m editing/marketing: I’m editing Reflections of Ice and with Stolen Petals released, I’m back to marketing all of the books.

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Weekly Word Count #3

Did I do it? Did I write the thing? I know you’re holding your breath with excitement. Or, that could be because of the kitten parade that just stomped by. Totally adorable.

Word Count: 7,017

What story I’m working on: Tuatha de Danaan story! So close to the scene I imagined before I even started writing this story!

What I’m editing/marketing: Well, Stolen Petals just released! Steamy steampunk for everyone!!

As for editing, I’m waiting for responses from beta readers on Hunting for Spring, and I just started delving into the winter fairytale, otherwise now known as Reflections of Ice.

*throws flower petals*

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Weekly Word Count #2

And that time again–my weekly progress round up. Even if you all aren’t keeping me on task, at least this regular post will force myself to stay on target!

Word Count: 6,523

What story I’m working on: the Tuatha De Danaan one! Really starting to jive with Bailey’s character.

What I’m editing/marketing: As for marketing–STOLEN PETALS….is out next Thurs, June 25th. Hoping the release goes well, and doing all within my power to make it so!

Editing I’m jumping between Hunting for Spring and beginning to tread through the Winter Fairytale which still needs a name!