Summer is going by pretty fast y’all, and with it, a whole lot of not-writing. As I mentioned last month, I was in a car wreck at the beginning of May, and I am still recovering from that. I still can’t sit at my desk for too long without pain, but I started physical therapy this past month for that, so it’s improving, if slowly. I made some changes to my desk setup, and that has helped my posture a lot, and as a consequence, I can sit longer at my computer, so I’m hoping that by summer’s end, I’ll be able to take advantage of full writing days again. (And maybe by then I won’t hate every word I write…)
I did eke out a few words this month, but not on anything I *should* be writing.
June Word Counts:
Blog Posts: 519
Epic fantasy prologue (untitled): 2700
Total Words for June: 3219
Total Words for 2018: 53,219
Plans for July:
Going to be about the same this month, I expect. I have no plans to sit down and try to work on anything (even REBEL ENGINEER) until mid-August, so if I get anything written, it’ll be purely by accident.
Not much of an update this month!
I spent all day today making two separate D&D characters and totally forgot it was the first of the month (which says a lot about how May went), so here is a belated update. I was in a car wreck at the beginning of May (hydroplaned on the interstate, hit the median...
My forced writing break at the end of March ended up stretching into the first half of April as I had literally no motivation to work on my book. I would sit down at my computer and immediately want to do something else. So I read a few books, tried my hand at a...
March was a difficult month. I’m trying to stick to a minimum of three sentences as my daily goal, which has lessened a lot of pressure I had been putting on myself to reach a certain word count every day, but as the month went on, I realized I had other problems to...
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.