Current Projects

Vaquera's Haven

A Stefani Wilder Novel - pre-order now!

final edits

Demigods (working title)

standalone fantasy novel

14,000 of 250,000 words

Akkeda Sunrise

A novella of Bydaira

34,000 of 32,000 words

The Panther's Girl

Drawchilde: Book II

200,000 of 200,000 words

Iavan and the Deodin

Drawchilde: Book 0

105,000 of 100,000 words

The Lego Hacker

Jillian Diehl, PI, Book I

80,000 of 80,000 words

Heir of Iron

standalone novel

draft complete at 130,000

Well of Trades (working title)

standalone novel

draft complete at 92,000 words

To Nanofinity and Beyond

December 9, 2016 - Reading time: 2 minutes

This year, for the first time in over a decade, I participated in NaNoWriMo. It's a large event in the writing community, and the goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. My hope was to finish my new standalone fantasy novel, Well of Trades. While I did win NaNoWriMo with a final word count of 57,000 words, I had more work to do. My novel was plenty long enough, but it wasn't done:

I had intended for this novel to be short and sweet and wrap up at about 70,000 words. But that was not to be. I knew from my outline when I finished NaNo that I had 13,000 words or so still to go. My husband's birthday is in the first week of December. He's my first reader, and was excited to have a brand new story to kick off his new year. So I made that my new goal, which was actually far more of push than NaNoWriMo itself. I used this nifty little website called Pacemaker to give myself a motivation chart, and cranked out 3-4k words a day, finishing with a whole day to spare:

So that's done, and it feels good. But since I've been on a crazy writing binge, I figure I might as well keep it up. With my Brinlin series all finished and launched, I'm ready to start the third trilogy in my Bydaira project. I've begun Wyl Maze (working title) a few days ago, and I'm hoping to finish it by the time we kick off our holiday travels on the 18th. We'll see how that goes.