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Writing: Monthly Update for January

I think I’ve accomplished a decent amount already this year. 2019 is shaping up to be a good one.

Querying:

Resubmitted to an editor at a press and to 3 other agents because why not? I needed this. And to give myself permission to move on from the “Dragon” book. Whatever happens at this point, I’m at peace with it.

 

Current Novel WIPs:

THE GODWING WAGER – No further development.

SON OF A STAR QUEEN – Still no further development.

GUILD OF TEARS BLOG SERIES – I’m hoping, now that I’m back in drafting mode, I can come back to this soon.

SKIN AND SCALE (Sequel to A PRELUDE OF DRAGONS) – Still sitting on the shelf. If I get an offer of representation or contract to publish, I’ll move this up the list.

A PRELUDE OF DRAGONS – On submission/querying.

GRIT & HONEY – Making great progress on this one! Trying to write every day in February to get done drafting as quickly as possible. Current word count is 8,339!

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My goal for the rough draft is 50K but, you know me, I won’t hold myself to it. It’ll end when it ends.

I’m having a blast telling these character’s stories. Unlike other projects, I’m letting myself indulge in tropes. As a result, my structure is stronger. The scenes are flowing more easily and themes more clearly. I wish I could be more specific. In time!

If you want more information on how this came about, visit my last Just Writing Things post.

Short Stories:

Might try writing more after I’m done drafting Grit & Honey.

 

Reading:

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Goodreads ratings: 4 stars26114463

What a dark, delicious read. So glad I gave this another chance. Couldn’t handle the footnotes the first time I tried. This time I skipped them unless I was genuinely confused about something. WORTH IT!

 

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Goodreads ratings: 4 stars 17465467

This was a reread. My initial rating was 3 stars and my review…

This was in interesting read. It was a slow go but I never thought to quit. The writing was clunky, but the story and characters kept me engaged. By the end, which is obviously only a beginning, I was ready to keep reading.

I don’t know why I had those issues the first time. It was much better than I gave it credit for then. I’m excited to continue the series.

 

Well… I think that does it. Some ups and downs, but all in all a good month.

 

Thanks for reading. Keep moving forward!

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