December Wrap-Up & January Goals

December was both a slow and hectic month for me. Slow in that I was out of commission with a nasty cold for the first 1/3 of the month and hectic because the holidays coincided with the deadline for the final draft of STEEL MAGIC. (But it was submitted on time! Go me!) December Wrap-Up:Continue reading “December Wrap-Up & January Goals”

NaNoWriMo Follow-up: Part 1

Sorry for the silence for the past 2 weeks. I picked up a cold on the last day of November and it took me down hard. But I’m feeling much better now! Unfortunately, my days have been wrapped up with working on STEEL MAGIC edits, and my NaNoWriMo novel is still languishing at 70k words.Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Follow-up: Part 1”

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: Incorporate my editor’s notes and complete the full line edit of STEEL MAGIC before deadline on 12/31/2015. Start working on a series bible forContinue reading “November Wrap-Up & December Goals”

NaNoWriMo Update: WINNER!

NaNoWriMo for 2015 is finally done, with a few hours to spare. This is my second year “winning” in a row, and just like last year, I definitely still have a lot of work to do. This time, it’s writing about 8 more scenes (including the epic dragon battle while a city burns) and goingContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Update: WINNER!”

NaNoWriMo Update: Week 2

I’m still plugging along, kids! Sort of. This update was supposed to go up on Monday, but I burned one of my free days and drank beer and caught up on the DVR instead. No regrets! As of last night, I’m at 29,086 words (49,086 for the STEEL BLOOD total). As a reminder, you canContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Update: Week 2”

NaNoWriMo Update: Week 1

I am on a roll with NaNoWriMo this year! Tonight I hit 16,000 words (36,000 total for the manuscript), and I’ve been consistently writing every day. The only exception has been 11/7, because that’s my husband’s birthday–instead, we had a great day watching the new James Bond movie and eating delicious Brasilian pizza. If you’reContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Update: Week 1”

October Wrap-Up & November Goals

October Wrap-Up: I made it to 20,000 words in STEEL BLOOD by October 31. So I will definitely have at least 5k to 10k words to complete in December, but I am okay with that. I finished all of the Kitty the Werewolf books and wrote up my review of the final novel in theContinue reading “October Wrap-Up & November Goals”

September Wrap-Up & October Goals

September Wrap-Up: Reach 20,000 words in book 3, STEEL BLOOD. Progress: Better than August! After a few rounds of scene edits with my criqiue partners in which some narrative vomit was thankfully cut, I ended up with approximately 9,000 words written for the month, and I’m hanging out at about 14,000 words right now. Goal: FinishContinue reading “September Wrap-Up & October Goals”

August Wrap-Up & September Goals

August Wrap-Up: Goal: Write 10,000 words of book 3, STEEL BLOOD. Progress: A little over 5,500 words. Part of that was because I didn’t even start writing until August 18, and the other part was crippling uncertainty as to the way I was starting the novel, which is one of the hardest parts of anyContinue reading “August Wrap-Up & September Goals”