February Wrap-Up & March Goals

Though I didn’t hit any major milestones in February, I feel like I had a decently productive month. Let’s see how the numbers look.

February Wrap-Up:

  • Not look at book 3. Success! I did, however, do a bunch of fun work for book 2, Steel Magic, like write the back cover text, coordinate potential pre-release readers for back cover blurbs, and get a sneak-peak at the cover. The cover is AMAZING, by the way. Brad Sharp hit it out of the park once again.
  • Prequel story #2 revisions. Success! The first two scenes are with my new critique partners, and I have a third (out of 10) revised. I also completed critiques for both of them, and I’m excited to help with their new projects.
  • Preliminary book 4 outline. Success! I’ve brainstormed the major structural parts of the next installment of the Steel Empires series, including major character arcs, subplots, and even–gasp!–a romance!
  • Book reviews. SUCCESS! I wrote, count ’em, three whole book reviews this month. My backlog is now caught up to July of 2015.

March Goals:

  1. Complete the scene-by-scene outline for book 4. I am armed with poster board, index cards, post-it notes, and colored pens. No power in the ‘verse can stop me now.
  2. Continue revising the next scenes in prequel story #2 for submission to critique group.
  3. Attend Cleveland ConCoction from March 11-13! I will post my schedule of panels, readings, signings, and PARTIES soon.
  4. More book reviews!
  5. Start making a dent in my t0-be-read pile. I’ve been a bit of a Netflix fiend for the past few months, and my shelves are overflowing. Some of these I am intentionally saving for my vacation at the beginning of April, but others have been languishing on my shelves for an embarrassingly long time. Please leave a comment if you think any of them should be started immediately!
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So many books, so little time…

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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 (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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