November Wrap-Up & December Goals

November Wrap-Up:

  • Participate in NaNoWriMo (successfully): Done! I wrote 50,000 words in 30 days over the month of November, bringing my word count for book 3 to 70,014 words.

December Goals:

  1. Incorporate my editor’s notes and complete the full line edit of STEEL MAGIC before deadline on 12/31/2015.
  2. Start working on a series bible for the Steel Empires world, because I’m starting to forget pesky things like place names and minor character hair colors.
  3. Beta-read my critique partner’s full short-story collection (novel-length). She writes awesomely dramatic female-centric contemporary literature, and working with her is a nice change of pace from my crazy fantasy world.
  4. Finish reading Chuck Wendig’s STAR WARS: AFTERMATH and get the review of that book posted, along with the review of Claudia Gray’s STAR WARS: LOST STARS, before the new movie comes out!
  5. Keep working on STEEL BLOOD, even if it’s only a few words here and there. I need to prioritize the book that I’m already under contract for, but I don’t want to lose total momentum!

Lots to do this month. But I’m still excited about this:


Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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