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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 #76

Word Count: 10,101

What story I’m working on: Waking for Winter for NaNoWriMo! WOOOO! I’m in the final sector of this final book of the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles!

What I’m editing/marketing: Still editing Chasing Fate. It’s shaping up to probably be my best manuscript, hands down.

Line of the week:

It would be so easy to run the other way and keep running, claiming solace in Dante’s arms. However, that’s one of the reasons she’d stayed away the first time she disappeared from his life. Because Cami wanted to honor her mother by becoming a ferociously strong woman, just like her. One willing to fight for what was important to her, no matter the cost. Here and now, this is where she drew her line in the sand, where she separated herself from the weak and the strong.

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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.

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Weekly Word Count #73

Word Count: 3,459

What story I’m working on: Waking for Winter

What I’m editing/marketing: Just finished the first pass on the Chasing Fate Rewrite! From here, it’ll go to my husband for critiques so I can get the changes up to date, and then out to beta readers! And then I’ll be cleaning this ol’ gal up for submissions, hopefully before the end of the year!

Line of the week:

Either way, even a block away, the insidious crawl of the Caoranach’s presence weighted the air, her mark like the toxic sludge that factory towers piped into the skies.

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Weekly Word Count #66

Word Count: 1,740

What story I’m working on: Waking for Winter (Yeah, yeah, progress is slow going, but I’m making a major dent in Captivating Melody edits!)

What I’m editing/marketing: Captivating Melody like a boss! And I’ve been submitting the crap out of Night Awakens too.

Line of the week:

“After a lifetime of promises as broken as the Coke bottles lining the streets of this city, and the same jagged edge to all of his relationships, she’d been the first to offer genuine kindness and care, to the point where he hadn’t trusted it for a heartbeat.”

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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 #58

Word Count: 2,433

What story I’m working on: Rising for Autumn (Slow because of edits on A Tale of Two Airships)

What I’m editing/marketing: Night Awakens, but mostly A Tale of Two Airships, because I got my first round of edits in!

Line of the week:

“One down,” Sam announced himself before she whirled around to check. “Looks like you found more beasties to play with?”

“What can I say?” she lifted the sachet and prepared to throw. “Monsters just love me.”

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Weekly Word Count #54

Word Count: 15,020

What story I’m working on: Captivating Melody! I just passed the 60k mark and the story still has some juice left in it, so we might be looking at 70-80k, a much larger beastie than I initially planned!

What I’m editing/marketing: Just finished Scrying for Summer’s line edits and the manuscript is officially off to formatting! Woop woop! Meanwhile, A Tale of Two Airships is currently with an editor!

Line of the week:

“Just because you can fit five clementines into your mouth doesn’t mean you should.” Jett slammed his hands down on the table, getting way too heated over such an idiotic argument.

“Honestly, it’s not going to score you any points with the ladies,” Danica jumped in. “Cramming balls into your mouth seems to be a cred you’d pull out with the other team.”

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Weekly Word Count #48

Word Count: 2,083

What story I’m working on: New Fae Rockstar piece that’s untitled at the moment

What I’m editing/marketing: Editing Tale of Two Airships and pimping Snatched which is back on Amazon!

Line of the week:

“Back down,” Liz called out, wielding a pistol with the ease of familiarity, and the muzzle trained on the rakshasas before them.

“When the fuck did you get that?” Kieran balled his hands into fists as he overrode the urge to get her out of the line of fire.

“A couple stops back. Jett took me to the candy store,” Liz sassed back.