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Weekly Word Count: 3/13/19

Word Count: 16043

What story I’m currently working on:

Well, I almost doubled my output from last week! I started getting to all the fun stuff that I’ve been dying to write in this story which always makes it easier to jam out on words. I’m really hoping by next check-in to hit 50,000 which had originally been my goal for March. I just hit 43k in Forged Redemption, so my stretch goal for the month will be 60k, which will probably make getting it finished in April an achievable thing. I’ve cried through writing like half of this book, so either it’s gold, or I’m just a wreck.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’m closing in on finishing the initial edits for Waking for Winter, which is good, because next on the editing agenda is a revise and resubmit for Lies We Weave–we’re talking massive overhaul, folks. Of Tinkers and Technomancers came out yesterday, which is the launch of my new steampunk romance trilogy! In the meanwhile, Forged Decisions is on sale for 99 cents, right in time to catch up with the Tribal Spirits series before Forged Contracts releases! That’s not the only book up for pre-order! Tales from the Skies and Color of a Soul will be coming out in May and June respectively, but the paperbacks should be available before that. (So I can bring them to COGs in May!)

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Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

Ally’s heart squeezed tight in her chest. Every time she wanted to get pissed at Lana for taking a crowbar and prying open the rusted basement doors she’d stuffed her emotions into she couldn’t. Because truth be told, she’d been dying to speak for far too long. Yet every time she tried to open her mouth, all she could see was the dinner table growing up. When she’d start babbling about her day, about what Susie said in school, the butterfly she drew, and how she’d outrun Dax.

Every time, her mom would let out that sigh, the sort of disappointment that no amount of soap could scrub off. And then would come the comments—that mindless words were better off left in her head, that nobody liked obnoxious kids like her, and the time-worn favorite, her eternal trump card: no wonder dad left.

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Weekly Word Count: 3/6/19

Word Count: 9017

What story I’m currently working on:

Closer to a normal pace now!!! I hit 27k and I’m hoping to hit 30k before the end of the week in Forged Redemption! I’m determined to at least get to 50k on it by the end of March. The story is hitting some of the big stuff now–I feel like a lot of things are hitting hard early, but it’s also the final book in the series and I have a lot of loose ends that need wrapping up on top of needing to reach that tip over with Ally and Drew’s relationship where they get less fighty and more healey. (Professional terms, guys.)

What I’m editing/marketing:

I finished editing Rising for Autumn, woop woop! And I already launched into Waking for Winter, so I’ll be plowing through those edits! As for marketing, there’s a lot on the horizon. Not only is Forged Decisions on sale for 99 cents, but The Airship Also Rises is as well! And Of Tinkers and Technomancers comes out in less than a week, which is perfect, because then I can focus on Forged Contracts, which is available for pre-order! The beginning half of this year is going to be intense. Almost forgot…Tales from the Skies, my steampunk anthology is up for pre-order!

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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)

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Line of the week:

“Well now, is that an admission of defeat, Ally-cat?” he drawled. “Color me shocked.” When everyone else called her that name, it was endearing, sweet. On Drew’s lips, it was pure seduction.

Ally licked her lips, grasping at the distraction he offered. “You wish, boy wonder. You want to fight over the bed, I’ll go to battle any time.”

Drew crooked a brow, his grin growing wider, the cocky shit. “I’ll gladly take you up on that. Name the time and place, and I’ll bring the champagne, babe.”

“Unless you want the bottle cracked over your head, leave it at home,” Ally shot back, pouring all of herself into this conversation.

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Weekly Word Count: 2/27/19

Word Count: 4007

What story I’m currently working on:

My pace slowed again last week because I finished all of the proposals, and then had life things going on. However, I’m still determined to get to 20k by the end of the month, and since I’m currently at 18k, I’m close!!! Once I finish Forged Redemption, it’s a dice roll what I’ll work on next, but I have a lot of projects in the works as well as series to continue!

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’m continuing to edit Rising for Autumn, but I’m going to have to switch to marketing soon. On top of that though, An Airship Named Desire and A Tale of Two Airships are currently on sale, and for the rest of the month, Forged Decisions is only 99 cents! On top of all of that, Of Tinkers and Technomancers will be coming out in a couple of weeks! Excite! Just in time to promote the pre-order of Forged Contracts which just went live! Never a dull moment…

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Teaser of the week:

“Mislabeled the sign,” a cocky voice called from the door. “Should read ‘Doggie Daycare_ with the amount of pups packed into this place.” The man_s eyes twinkled with his l

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Line of the week:

Ally glanced to him while she sipped at her coffee. “Stop making those weird faces at me. It’s creepy.”

Sweet, sweet, domestic bliss.

Drew’s lips quirked with a grin. “You mean my actual face? Should I just tear it off and start over from scratch?”

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Weekly Word Count: 2/6/2019

Word Count: 4505

What story I’m currently working on:

Even though I’m only at 10k with Forged Redemption, I’m another thousand words closer to my normal weekly pace, and I’m hoping to really step it up the rest of February. A lot of the book is already crystallizing in my head, so I’m excited to really sink into it and start feeling along with the characters. I’m really freaking excited to finish the Tribal Spirits series, but also a little sad, considering this wild ride started just two years ago when I was writing this piece in response to a call for shifter stories.

What I’m editing/marketing:

So, not only was Forged Futures contracted but I’m already neck deep in content edits! And I’ve got some more news on the horizon too, so stay tuned. I did turn in the initial Scrying for Summer edits and launched into the Rising for Autumn ones, and I’m hoping by March at least this editing fervor has died down and gives me more time to write. If you haven’t gotten it yet, pre-order Of Tinkers and Technomancers, which comes out March 12th! And if you’re an audio book fan, you can get the entire Take to the Skies series on audio book now that The Airship Also Rises is out!

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Teaser of the week:

He didn_t know what he searched for out there in all the blue. Maybe the faintest glimmer of hope, like the sun gliding off the rippling surface of the lake.(1)

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Line of the week:

Ally let out a low whistle. “When did you become more than just a pretty face?”

“Let’s be real, I’m not much without my looks,” Drew drawled in response. “I blame Lucas and his band of Tribe for all this planning ahead nonsense.”

“Sure, all that bad Tribe influence,” Ally shot back. “Just like the Boy Scouts are out to corrupt wayward kids into learning discipline.”

Drew pumped on the gas, speeding up to catch up with the car they were tailing. All the dips in the road made it that much harder to keep track of. “Hey, we start teaching kids discipline and the next thing you’ll have is upstanding citizens. No one wants that. Chaos and malarkey for all.”

“Malarkey? What are you, eighty?” Ally cracked the window as she leaned her arm out the side. Her golden hair streamed in the breeze, silken strands he longed to run his fingers through. Spirits above, every inch of her body was pure temptation for him.

“Yep. Mackey better watch out, because I’m coming for him, walker and all.”

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Weekly Word Count: 1/23/19

Word Count: 1643

What story I’m currently working on:

I hit 2k on Forged Redemption, which is picking up speed for me! I’m hoping by next week I’m edging a little closer to my normal stomping pace. I just started Drew’s POV, and it’s going to be as raw and rough as I expected. I’m thrilled to have him as my final hero and Ally as my final leading lady for this series.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Damn, so I knocked out Forged Futures, and will probably have some neeeeews about it soon! What this also means is that the brunt of edits-palooza is over and I get to start writing again! However, there are still some edits on the horizon, as I’m doing some overview edits on Scrying for Summer, Rising for Autumn, and Waking for Winter to turn in to my editor at Soul Mate Publishing. Next on the horizon is Of Tinkers and Technomancers, which goes up for pre-order next week! Oh, also, stay tuned, because The Airship Also Rises will be out in audio book any day now!

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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

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Line of the week:

For Drew, devastation had become a familiar sight.

During his time in the Landsliders, he’d seen bombs lit, fields razed, and packs ruined. He’d participated in all of it, even as the bile rose in his throat, even as his mind screamed. His hands were stained in so much blood that he could do good works the rest of his life and never scour all of the taint away.