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Weekly Word Count #137

Word Count: 15,642

What story I’m currently working on:

Well now, I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to keep up that breakneck pace with the Wanderer’s story, but as I’m typing this, I’m closing in on 23k. I’ve very rarely had a story pour out of me this quickly, but apparently it’s been pent up and needing to be told for some time now. This story has been tugging at my heart in all of the best ways too, the lead characters so vivid and vibrant it hurts. Cole is proud, and responsible, and constantly smoothing over the fights between his siblings, the weary sort of soul who carries too much. And Bree is fire and a fight, she’s the crack of a whip, with the sting that lingers.

What I’m editing/marketing: To quote Shrek the Musical: the waiting, the waiting, the waaaaaaaiting! While I’m testing my patience with all this waiting, I’m charging ahead with the writing of the things. I’ll be getting edits in soon as well, so I have plenty to work on. I got the cover for A Reflection of Ice, so that was excitement, and I’m launching into marketing prep for that eventual release as well as Gaslight and Graves.

Teaser of the week:

A Reflection of Ice coming in early 2018!

Line of the week:

Riley snorted, letting out another slow stream of smoke. “Mrs. Wormwood’s voice is currently the soundtrack of my nightmares. Her nasal drone haunts me.”

“Got to remix that shit,” Cole said stubbing the toe of his boot against the gray paver in front of him. “Throw some electronic backbeats behind it, add in cat wails for good measure, and you’ve got a hit on your hands.”

Riley let out a sharp laugh, one of those surprised, real ones. “You’re missing your true calling. ‘World War Mew’ would be a way more entertaining way to spend history class.”

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A Reflection of Ice Cover Reveal


Lyra plunges into the woods for refuge, leaving the discovery of her stepmother’s affair and the woman’s ensuing rage back at the trailer park. However, a mysterious ringing in the forest leads her to a different sort of sanctuary, a castle of ice with a lonely prince living in his solitary kingdom.

While the castle holds haunting ballrooms, vast gardens, and rooms filled with more treasures than a museum, the cobwebs in dark corners whisper a different story. The longer she stays, the more she yearns to return to her rusty old home. Yet once she uncovers the secret of the ice prince in his castle, if she doesn’t find a way to escape soon, she never will.

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Weekly Word Count #136

Word Count: 16, 356

What story I’m currently working on: So….like I said, I keep my promises. The Airship Also Rises is FINISHED, and I am so, so thrilled. I powered through last Friday and just blazed my way through the ending. The words were magic, the ending was beautiful, and everything laid out the way I hoped it would. When I finished, I burst out into tears, because even though I slogged through this final book and whined a lot in the process, I love those characters, and it was so gratifying and beautiful to complete their circle.

Aaaaand, I did end up charging forward with the Wanderers story. It’s like crack to me right now. Unlike Airship where I was fighting for every word, these are just pouring out of me. It’s exactly what I need to be writing right now, and I’ve already hit 7k.

What I’m editing/marketing: Still waiting on all of the things. I’ve sent out so many submissions my head is spinning, so it’s a waiting game. I’m also waiting on the line edits for A Reflection of Ice, but in the meanwhile, I’m starting in on the marketing game for the Gaslights and Graves boxset. It’s so much fun working with all of these talented authors, and I’m definitely gearing up for this release. On another note, I also got in on a fae related boxset for later in the year, so you’ll have another new fae story to look forward to. I’ve got an interesting one bouncing around my brainbox.

Teaser of the week:

“They shot one of ours.” The lines deepened around his grey eyes. “I’d waste the whole army for spilling a drop of my crew’s blood.”(1).jpg

Line of the week:

“Not coincidence,” was all Maeve said, which didn’t help in the slightest. What made it worse is that Bree agreed. And Bree had made it a point to disagree with her sister any chance she got. But the truth was as brazen as this autumn air. Mom still wasn’t home, and a wraith was on the prowl. Growing up among the Wanderers taught you early on that everything was connected, from stubbing your toe on the kitchen table one morning to finding out a rash of murders spread across Philly. Bree was a firm believer, and right now, that belief settled in her gut like acid.

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Weekly Word Count #135

Word Count: 10,671

What story I’m currently working on: Talk about getting my mojo back! I hit 70k on Airship! I’m hoping for a binge session tonight and tomorrow, then maybe Sunday to finish it out by the end of the week. Mark my words, next week when I update, The Airship Also Rises will be COMPLETE. I’m starting to get that itch for the new story I have percolating around too, so I may jump in on that next instead of the romance I was playing around with. We’ll see. With no current series obligations (yet–I am hopeful for some soon) the sky is wide open!

What I’m editing/marketing: The only downside about sending out all of the things is that while I’m in the moment and hitting the send button, it feels so good. I am doing a thing! Then comes the waiting, lol. I just sent out another couple submissions for Captivating Melody, and so I have about 8 places I’m waiting to hear back from. As for editing, it sounds like my line edits for A Reflection of Ice will be around the February/March timeline. Of Tinkers and Technomancers will be around March/April, and the boxset will be available in May. When the boxset dissolves, it’ll be available standalone in June!

Teaser of the week:

“They shot one of ours.” The lines deepened around his grey eyes. “I_d waste the whole army for spilling a drop of my crew_s blood.”

Line of the week:

The troubles that had all begun with a single job, for a stupid box.

I’d end them, here and now.

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Weekly Word Count #134

Word Count: 4,049

What story I’m currently working on: Hit 60k on Airship this week, so I’m getting back into it! Just the final 6 or 7 chapters to write! The moment January 1st hit, my mojo returned, and I’m back to writing every day. I just wrote a super big scene, so now it’s action, action, action from here on out. I also made it 1k into a contemporary romance I’m working on for funsies, no pressure. It’s loosely based on a manuscript I wrote a decade ago, and should be a fun friends to lovers romance.

What I’m editing/marketing:Ho boy. So, I came into this new year swinging. I’m requerying Chasing Fate, just sent Outlier Heir back to the agent who requested an R&R, and I’m still waiting to hear from 5 different publishers about Captivating Melody. If those all end in rejection, I have a couple other places I want to submit to. On top of that, I’m spending all of today giving A Reflection of Ice some love, because I got my edits in! This story is going to be AMAZING.

Teaser of the week:


Line of the week:

Love was like a cup of coffee—best served scalding, because that bitch will burn you every time.