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WIPMarathon 16

Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count:

1. 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

3. Comic spec script done (one issue written a couple of years ago with nowhere to submit it to), but no outline for entire series

Current report WC + CC/ SC: 88,805 words and 36 chapters in NEVER VEIL 3 (edits based on beta’s suggestion complete and turned in to publisher)

2. Short story: 9988 words (first draft done and turned in to editor)

3. Comic spec script, pitch and outline complete (2251 words for outline/pitch), turned in to Oni Press for their open submissions period (it’s rare to find a comic publisher that will accept pitches from writers without artists).

WIP Issues This Month: Juggling fiction writing, work writing and travel nervousness.

Four things I learned this month in writing: 1. I can somehow juggle multiple projects at once.

2. I can go a long time (over a year!) without an agent and prospects for my future writing but apparently still feel okay about it. (A successful new release helps with that!)

3. Writing for the comic medium is interesting; your descriptions are only going to be seen by an artist and editor, so you have to rely on visual cues and dialogue alone to tell the story.

4. People can have vastly differing views on your writing. (It seems obvious, but they really, really can!)

What distracted me this month while writing: I’m posting this ahead of time because I’m due at Book Con in NYC Saturday to sign NOBODY’S GODDESS! 0-0 (Hopefully I’ll make it in time to add my name to the blog list.) It’s going to be amazingly fun as both a reader and a writer. I’m also just touring NY (as I tend to do yearly to visit my bf’s family) for a week! I didn’t have as much work this month, but I was still busy–I got a fellow author client (my favorite kind!) and have been working on editing a manuscript for her. I also attended a small local authors fair back home before I left for NY. Plus, Amazon selected NOBODY’S GODDESS as a feature in one of their newsletters and sales have really picked up this month. I’m excited to have all these new readers!

Goal for next month: I have my first round edits for the short story due in a couple of weeks (and may be able to announce what that’s all about next month). If I get first round edits for NEVER VEIL 2, I can start working on that, but I’m not sure when those are coming. It might be time to get back into manuscript drafting and tackle that YA suspense I wanted to start over from scratch… I don’t know… I have some editing to do for other authors as well.


Author of YA speculative fiction and cozy paranormal mysteries.

12 thoughts on “WIPMarathon 16

  1. Congrats on all the things! I’m really looking forward to read that short story of yours 😉

    Hope you’re enjoying BookCon – wish I could’ve been there! Hope you write up a blog post about all your experiences I can live vicariously 🙂

  2. A comic book script is interesting! You juggled everything well this month! 🙂

    Lots of great things happening for NOBODY’S GODDESS!! That’s so cool that Amazon featured the book in their newsletter! I can’t wait to hear all about BookCon!

  3. Glad to hear things are going well for NOBODY’S GODDESS! I know what you mean about people having really different opinions/ interpretations of your writing – it’s definitely something I noticed more after I first published!

    Writing for comics sounds really interesting and fun! Best of luck with the pitch, and I hope you had fun in NYC! 🙂

    1. Thank you! Ha, yes, it’s very divided, I think. It just has to click with the readers who will like it, I think… I’ll have to accept that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea!

      Thanks and thanks! 😀 The comic thing is a long shot, but I figured I may as well try.

  4. Hope you’re having fun in NYC! I’m with all the others and can’t wait to hear about BookCon!
    And a comic spec sounds exciting!

    Have a fabulous time in June! And yes, everything good will come and in the right time ❤

  5. YAY! That’s so awesome things are going so great for NOBODY’S GODDESS!! And it looks like June’s going to be a busy month for you. Can’t wait to see what other great things happen 🙂 I hope you had fun in NYC at the con! It looked like so much fun, and to go as an author AND a reader must have been amazing.

  6. Wow, so much awesomeness, congratulations! Hope you had a blast in NYC. I’ve only been once, for about 5 hours one afternoon, and I was born in and grew up in NYS. (Sad!) I’m so excited for you, signing books!! Going to something like that as an author has got to feel so incredible.

    And your #2 thing you learned… ha. I won’t say how many years I’ve been in that scenario, but it is nice to know that no matter what external circumstances are happening, writing only *continues* to get exciting 🙂

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I did! I meant to throw up a quick blog post, but I haven’t had time. 0_o Maybe mid-month or so. You should take a trip back! I’m not a very travel-happy person, but it is a fun place to walk around and explore.

      I didn’t have that many people come to my signing (it was the end of the day, for one, and a lot of people had left!), but it was still a nerve-wracking and fun experience!

      I was lucky I ever had an agent, I know. 0_o But I’m a lesson that even if you get one, you’re never guaranteed to keep one through no fault of your own!


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