June Wrap-Up & July Goals

I just got home from another fantastic visit to Seton Hill University for the annual In Your Write Mind workshop. I had a blast. I’m exhausted. Let’s do this.

In case you missed it, the cover reveal for Steel Shadows (Steel Empires #5) was announced this month! Isn’t it beautiful? Pre-orders are now available, and the book will be released on August 8, 2019.

June Wrap-Up

  • I had some great writing dates this month where I started from the beginning of the first draft of Steel Justice (book 6) to try to identify where things needed to be revised to accomplish the ending I want. Words weren’t necessarily added, but progress was made. I am pleased.
  • As stated above, I attended the In Your Write Mind workshop where I sat on panels, presented a class, and spend much-needed time with my writing family. My con report of the event will go live on Wednesday, July 3, here on the blog.

June Book Reviews

June Speculative Chic Contributions

July Goals

  • Finish my review/re-read of Steel Justice and send what’s written over to a beta reader who has agreed to help me troubleshoot the issues I’m having.
  • Read the first two-thirds of a manuscript that said beta reader is having issues with herself and return suggestions.
  • Finish writing the three or four scenes I have left on Steel Justice.
  • Submit review copies of Steel Shadows to potential reviewers and prep blog posts for official launch.
  • Prep for an in-person book launch party, because five published novels is pretty awesome and deserves a shindig! (Details to come.)
  • Travel to Chicago for a work conference.
Yep, that’s pretty much how I feel, too.

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 (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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