May came and went to quickly, and now it’s June. I didn’t write much at all last month since I just finished the first draft of REBEL ENGINEER in April and wanted to let that rest for a bit before starting revisions. We are also (unexpectedly) in the process of buying a house, so I’ve spent most of my time packing. But I did get a little bit of writing done in the first half of the month.
Words Written in May:
Blog Posts: 1217
Fantasy Brainstorming: 6167
Rebel Engineer: started editing Chapter 1
Total Words in May: 7,384
Total Words for 2017: 78,140
Plans for June:
We’re scheduled to close on the new house by the end of the month, so I expect I will be spending most of my time packing between now and then, with a writing break here or there once kiddo starts summer camp, but mostly packing and getting our current house ready to sell. Any writing I get done this month will most likely be brainstorming notes on my As-Yet-Untitled Fantasy (I am literally writing the history and mythology of this world from the Dawn of Time because why not) and maybe, if I have the mental capacity for it, editing REBEL ENGINEER.
Chroniker City #1
Seventeen-year-old Petra Wade, self-taught clockwork engineer, wants nothing more than to become a certified member of the Guild, an impossible dream for a lowly shop girl. But when Emmerich Goss—handsome, privileged, and newly recruited into the Guild—needs help designing a new clockwork system for a top-secret automaton, it seems Petra has finally found the opportunity she’s been waiting for…
Chroniker City #1.5
Petra Wade’s older brother, Solomon, has always dreamed of being an actor. Instead, he works grueling shifts in the clockwork city’s boiler rooms to help support his large adopted family. When Le Theatre Mecanique holds an open call for their upcoming performance, he decides to audition, but the only role he is suitable to fill is that of the theater’s custodian…
Chroniker City #2
It has been six months since clockwork engineer Petra Wade destroyed an automaton designed for battle, narrowly escaping with her life. But her troubles are far from over. Her partner on the project, Emmerich Goss, has been sent away to France, and his father, Julian, is still determined that a war machine will be built. Forced to create a new device, Petra subtly sabotages the design in the hopes of delaying the war, but sabotage like this isn’t just risky: it’s treason. And with a soldier, Braith, assigned to watch her every move, it may not be long before Julian finds out what she’s done…
When Alden Millard steps before the Seeress of Erilea, waiting to learn his destined profession, he hopes for a future in a less-than-deadly career. Instead, he’s named to Master Phineas Elwyn Wright, the presiding Dark Lord of the Griffinwold, who is looking to train an apprentice before he retires from his life of evil. Bound to a seemingly inevitable fate, Alden must learn how to wrangle the forces of evil and help Phineas orchestrate one last nefarious hurrah against the reigning heroes of good in order to earn himself the title of Dark Lord…
Brooke is a stay-at-home mom, amateur seamstress, RPG enthusiast, and art hobbyist, in addition to all that book writing. As the jack-of-all-trades bard of the family, she adventures through life with her fiercely-bearded paladin of a husband, their daughter the sticky-fingered rogue, and their cowardly wizard of a dog, with only a sleep spell in his spellbook.
They currently reside in Northwest Arkansas, but once they earn enough loot and experience, they’ll build a proper castle somewhere and defend against all manner of dragons and goblins, and whatever else dares take them on.