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WIP Marathon 15

Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count:  1. 88,537 words and 36 chapters in NEVER VEIL 3 (first edits complete, sent off to beta, but I hadn’t had a chance to go over her edits for the first few chapters yet)

2. Short story: Just an outline

Current report WC + CC/ SC: 88,544 words and 36 chapters in NEVER VEIL 3 (I’d just started making changes based on beta’s suggestions, but I had to set it aside to work on short story)

2. Short story: 4399 words

(I also write a short 2000-ish-word scene from the lord’s POV for my NOBODY’S GODDESS book tour.)

WIP Issues This Month: Finding time to write and getting back into drafting–I hadn’t drafted since November!

Four things I learned this month in writing: 1. It’s really hard for me to juggle fiction writing with work writing, but I try anyway. 0-o

2. You can feel like your first draft of something is crap but have to keep pushing through it when you’re on a tight deadline.

3. It’s hard for me to avoid info-dumping in a short story. Maybe I’ll fix it in revisions.

4. Enthusiasm for your debut is a great mood-booster!

What distracted me this month while writing: So much! I participated in the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt in early April and made an appearance on a lot of blogs to promote NOBODY’S GODDESS, both for my book tour and as guest spots. NOBODY’S GODDESS released on the 21st, yay. It was also my birthday and my boyfriend’s birthday the week before. Plus, we went to C2E2 in Chicago just yesterday.

Goal for next month: I have to finish and polish up this short story–it’s on deadline for something I can’t announce yet, but it will be published! (Assuming they don’t think it sucks after reading it. ;-; It was taken on outline, so…) Even though I have a lot of work this weekend, I really want to finish it before Monday. Then I have to finish my beta-suggested edits for NEVER VEIL 3 because it’s due to my publisher June 1st and she turned in all her suggestions, so it’s just waiting on me! That’s enough for me, so no other writing goals for the month! And I’ll be traveling to NY the last week of May to do my first book signing–at BookCon!


Author of YA speculative fiction and cozy paranormal mysteries.

12 thoughts on “WIP Marathon 15

  1. Oh my gosh, I haven’t done ANY drafting this year until this month, either! I just now realized that. Lol! It’s okay. 🙂

    BIG congratulations on Nobody’s Goddess! And a book signing in NY!!!! That’s so awesome! ^_^

    Also, happy birthday month! Best wishes on those edits!

  2. Congratulations on your debut release! 😀 I’ve been bedridden with flu all week so I’m behind on social media, but I can’t wait to pick up a copy. Have fun at the signing! It sounds fantastic! 🙂

    1. Thank you! 🙂 Yeah, it’s weird that it’s so busy when I don’t even leave my house, lol. (I haven’t even held a copy in my hands yet, although some readers have gotten their orders! ;-;)

  3. Congrats on the release of Nobody’s Goddess! It’s on my summer reading list, once i get done with my slew of exams. And happy birthday! I miss Chicago so much!

    Getting back to writing after a long break is definitely hard to do! But you’d be fine.
    Good luck next month! x

    1. Thanks for much for being supportive! 🙂 I’m really bad about reading my online friends’ books myself because I’m so behind on my reading list.

      I wish you were still here! 😉 But I hope you like where you moved!

      Thank you!

  4. Congratulations on your release, AND your first book signing!! That’s gotta be such an exciting and thrilling feeling. And you managed to get down a short story in the midst of all this? Fantastic! I’ve yet to successfully complete a short story (or even an outline of one). I really struggle with them so I’m super impressed!! Good luck in May!

    1. Thank you! It’s exciting but overwhelming, too, ha.

      I’m still working on the short story, but I need to finish soon! Ha, me, too. How do you tell an entire story in such a short amount of words? But I try!

      Thanks, you too!


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