Locke and Keye Novelette Update!

NaNoWriMo is almost over, and while I had a major setback that meant I needed to restart the whole book, I also feel the book is shaping up to be something much stronger and more intense than I’d originally planned. My publication date has not changed: early 2016, so that’s a big positive. My motivation has risen since the rewrite began, and, against the general spirit of NaNoWriMo, I’ve done as much research as writing. I find that this works best for me – to research along the way – so why not follow the writing pattern that I know will create a book I’m proud of?

By the way, I share writing habits with the best of ’em:
lucille ball and meLook at those similarities. Okay, okay, Lucille Ball has a much cuter outfit and a vintage typewriter, but we’re both accomplishing things! Anyway, with a little coffee and a lot of chocolate, I’m making my way through Locke and Keye and enjoying it a lot more this time around. I won’t be done with this second book of the Dark Victoriana Collection by the end of November, but I will still publish on time. And that’s all that really counts, in my opinion.

By the way, have you stopped by for a chat on my NaNo videos? If not, here’s the playlist!

Plus, here’s a sneak peek at an unedited scene that may or may not make it into the final version of Locke and Keye:

NaNoWriMo 2015 Begins TODAY!

So begins the season of hurried writing! During this year’s NaNoWriMo, I’m writing the second book in the Dark Victoriana Collection, Locke and Keye. I won’t be doing a vlog per day this time, but I will be vlogging when possible as well as trying some new cafes that I’ll take pictures of and tell you about. There are a few I’ve been meaning to try for quite some time, and now’s the perfect opportunity to give them a shot!

Locke and Keye is a novelette, which means it will be between 7,500 and 17,500 words. My goal is to write the whole thing in November, or at least most of it, so that December and January can be dedicated to editing and proofreading. I’m going to publish this book in early 2016 and I have to say – I’m REALLY excited about it! It’s going to be quite different from anything I’ve read, similar to a journal, but with a twist. You’ll see!

I came up with a working draft of the book cover, although I’ll have a designer create the final cover, and it will look pretty different from this.

Locke and Keye Temp Book Cover Torn Page

 

Although Locke and Keye will be a standalone novelette, you will appreciate it a lot more if you’ve already read my debut novel Anatomy of a Darkened Heart. Grab a copy on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Createspace, or even better, directly from me!

If you’re a fellow NaNo writer, friend me here and let’s support each other. If you’re a reader, I can’t wait to update you on my progress and spill some clues about my new work.

In the meantime, here’s my first video of the NaNo season. Enjoy!