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.
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:
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.”
So, one important part of writing is establishing a setting. In my most recent WIP, an urban fantasy set in Philly, my characters take several trips to Fairmount Park. Since I live in the suburbs of the city, and my husband and I planned a trip to Philly for our anniversary, we thought it’d be a blast to check out Fairmount! (It’d been years since we’d last gone.)
We found a gazebo! And wandered all through the park on a search for cherry blossoms. We couldn’t find them at first since it ended up being before peak bloom, but we managed to find one.
On top of that, we found statues as we walked along the pathway past the Please Touch Museum, and the Shofuso Gardens! Altogether, I found it enriching, and while having a blast, I also garnered details for my edits. An adventure well spent!
Cup of coffee? Check.
Cup of tea? Check and check.
Something resembling food? Triple check.
Word Count? 32,ooo and counting.
This is an update for my current WIP, an urban fantasy involving hunters and fae, two of my favorite things. The location being Philly has been a blast to write since I’ve grown up around this place my entire life. Right now, I’m trucking through at about 10,000 words a week. My goal is 50,000, so I’m over halfway there. What does that mean for you lovely readers? More bang for your buck and the potential of a print version of this fun adventure. These characters have been a blast to write about, even though I’m doing third person and not even my favorite first person perspective!
As the night descended, streetlights flickered on, and neon signs lit up on the myriad of bars that littered the city. Amidst all the mingling scents, of grease, oil, and rotten leaves, a crispness swept through, that sharp ozone that tingled the nose. Brenna wrinkled her nose when she caught the large hole in her undershirt, and post-haste, she buttoned up her flannel, rolling the charred edges of her sleeves.
“They’re going to form quite the opinion on us—you showing up the other day covered in mysterious and rather foul fluids, and now I’m freshly charred.”
“And the more he got to know her family, the more he wanted to run the other way screaming.”
Like pirates? Sci fi? My new project for 2014 centers around both.
“The first thing we did as new members of the Land Seekers was swab the deck. Only figures that the Almighty Lord and Savior, Adrian Solokov, wouldn’t be caught dead cleaning up the carnage he’d created.”