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Halfway Through NaNoWriMo Update!

Quick NaNoWriMo update! Yesterday was the midpoint for the month, and I’m at just over 28,000 words for THE MERMAID AND THE BEAST. A couple of things: 1) Two straight weeks of writing, and I’m starting to feel the drag of writing every single day. I never write on the...

November Update

October turned out to be a really productive month. I worked on preliminary stuff for THE MERMAID AND THE BEAST and ended up writing (and posting) four new chapters of DARK LORD IN TRAINING. I also plotted out the remainder of the book, and I’m looking at roughly...

October Update

September was a fairly laid back month for me. I wrote a couple of chapters of DARK LORD IN TRAINING, did some brainstorming work on both my untitled epic fantasy and THE MERMAID AND THE BEAST, and even wrote a little bit on the latter to try to get a feel for it. I...

September Update

August was a heck of a month. I finished the second draft of REBEL ENGINEER and sent the proposal for that off to my publisher, which was my goal. I forgot how much I hate writing synopses. August Word Counts: Blog posts: 365 Book reviews: 215 Epic Fantasy: ~1,500...

August Update

July was move month, so most of my time was spent packing, moving, and unpacking, plus trying to clean up the old house to get it ready to sell. I did get a little writing done here and there, which surprised me. No progress on REBEL ENGINEER, unfortunately. I wanted...

July Update

Not much to report for June. I started editing REBEL ENGINEER but didn't make much progress on that. I've had a hard time finding the proper motivation to work on it. Otherwise, I got an idea for a new book in June that would not let me go (THE LITTLE MERMAID meets...

June Update

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...

ConQuesT 48 Schedule!

If you'll be in the Kansas City area this weekend, I'll be participating in a few panels and otherwise hanging out at ConQuesT! Come see me! https://conquest482017.sched.com/speaker/brookenomicon

May Update

April was a relatively slow month for writing, but good news! I finished the first draft of REBEL ENGINEER at 48,395 words (about 13,395 words over my original target word count and two months later than I wanted to be done with it, but c'est la vie.) April Word...

April Update

I spent nearly half of March away from my desk—multiple author appearances, a weekend of nine panels and several hours of table time at AnomalyCon, and a week of road-tripping for Spring Break—so I didn’t get as much writing done as hoped I would. I wanted to finish...

March Update

How is it already March!? Ugh, this year... My primary goal for February was to finish the first draft of REBEL ENGINEER (Chroniker City #2.5), and while I made lots of progress, I still have a long way to go before I write "The End". I'm a little over halfway through...

February Update

January was a bit of a disappointment. I started out really strong, and then, of course, illness inevitably struck (thanks, dear toddler), and I’ve spent the latter half of the month taking care of a sick toddler and feeling like garbage. The inauguration did nothing...

Accidental Political Relevance and Real World Villainy

So, ever since the election, and especially since the president’s inauguration, I have had a really hard time finding the creative muster to write. And since the inauguration and all the news that has come out of that—the slew of executive orders,...

Chroniker City Novella Writing Update

writing update! i’m making progress on plotting my next Chroniker City book, which will be a novella from Emmerich’s perspective while he is working in Paris, set during the events of The Guild Conspiracy. i’m excited to get started on this, and i expect i’ll get to...

2016 Recap

Despite, 2016 being a generally shit year overall, I got a lot of writing done, hit some exciting milestones in my writing career, and read a lot of really amazing books. And now that we’re at the end of the year, it’s time to look back at what I accomplished, and...

December Update

Last month, I attempted to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo, using the month to jumpstart a new draft of The Wizard’s Heart, now titled Written in the Sands and Stars. I managed to stay on pace until the election happened, and I sort of lost my momentum after...

A NaNoWriMo Post

We’re at the final stretch now, with only three days left in this insane month of novel-writing! If you’re on target for NaNoWriMo, then you should have 46,666 words by the end of the day. If you’re like me and fell behind at some point in the month, you may have a...

November Update

Just a quick update this month! Upcoming Events I will be at Geek the Library November 19th, from 10:00am - 4:30pm at Rogers Public Library, signing and selling copies of my books, and I'll be talking about what it takes to write a novel to anyone interested. I will...

Author Events

I wrote a post over on The Scriptors blog about doing author events: http://thescriptors.com/author-events/ It’s overwhelming and downright scary to think about all of the future appearances I’ll be putting in over the course of next year, but in truth, it’s something...

October Update

It's October! The absolute best month of the year, and with it, a new website! My old website was rather static and difficult to update, so I decided to revamp the entire thing with the help of Jaime from PureNyx Designs for better functionality and easy...

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