Works in Progress

Like most writers, I have several pans in the fire. Some of these stories have been simmering for a few years, while a couple are fresh and new.

The Steampunk Series

I have a five-book steampunk science-fiction/fantasy stories are for a YA audience. Of the five books, I have three out of the five drafted. (Books 2 and 3 were drafted during NaNoWriMo 2014 and 2015, respectively.) I queried the first book two summers ago with no takers. As such, I’m in the process of revising and reshaping for the next phase of querying, which I’m hoping to start next summer.

With this series, I’m doing something that I’ve never done before: write them all, almost at the same time. (I blogged about this idea in one of my Daily Writing Journals and decided to use this series as the springboard experiment.) This way, I hope to ensure that the story arcs, easter eggs, and all of the tidbits line up into what can be read as one giant book, merely separated into five parts. We’ll see how it goes. For now, I’m having a ball drafting and editing. This story is close to my heart.

  • Book One:
    • Current Word Count: 78,583
    • Goal Word Count: 80,000
  • Book Two:
    • Current Word Count: 54,811
    • Goal Word Count: 80,000
  • Book Three:
    • Current Word Count: 51,564
    • Goal Word Count: 80,000
  • Book Four & Book Five: haven’t started yet!

The Action/Adventure Series

I’m currently querying the first of a YA action/adventure trilogy. While book one is hopefully catching an agent’s eye, I’m outlining and drafting book two. I will outline and draft book three possibly sometime in 2018.

  • Book One:
    • Current Word Count: 97,000
    • Goal Word Count: 85,000
  • Book Two:
    • Current Word Count: 4,019
    • Goal Word Count: 85,000
  • Book Three:
    • Current Word Count: 0
    • Goal Word Count: 85,000