Of Novels and Werewolves

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted an update of my writing progress. Mostly because when I’ve been getting my writing in, I haven’t had much time to do blog updates (Aka I get lazy). Lots of fun home improvement stuff has been going on lately though, which has been a ton of fun. We got the flowerbed all planted and even got some compost, soil, and mulch spread. It’s simply that time of the year again, you know how that goes. Plus we’ve picked up a ton of home improvement stuff the last couple of weeks. Everything from artwork to curtains to bits of furniture. I guess we just get in the mood to update our abode, oh, once every year or so.

I’m not quite happy with my ending on Madam Cloom’s Garden, but it’ll work until I end up revisiting it for edits in the not-too-distant future. For now, it’s done, though I predict that I’ll end up adding in at least a good 10k words onto it by the time it’s officially done. I’ve got lots of areas to streamline, others that need more description, and I have a ton of character backstory to iron out. Especially if I’m going to be continuing it in a sequel soon. Here’s the final report:

Madam Cloom’s Garden:

In the meantime I’ve been working on a werewolf short story. It’s kind of a feminist werewolf tale with hunters and crazy entrepreneurs: a steampunk dystopia perhaps? It’s tough to nail these stories into genres sometimes. Either way it’s got some disturbing themes and some tense action so far. I think I’m about 2/3 through it right now.

Untitled Steampunk Werewolf Tale:

I’ve done some planning for Camp NaNo in July, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to work on a YuGiOh! fanfiction. I’ve been watching a lot of Battle City lately and I’ve had a long fic knocking around inside my head for a few months now. Plus it’ll be a nice break before I tackle the original pieces that are wanting some heavy duty editing. If they still allow a custom word count, I’m probably going to try for 30k cause my July is going to be SO BUSY. My sister is having a wedding, plus there’s a vacation, plus a Coursera class I’ll be taking. When did my summers get so busy anyway?

In other news, I’ve caved and created a werewolf board on Pinterest. I know, I’m surprised I didn’t do this earlier too. It includes this gem:

 

 

Total Word Count for 2013: 65,203

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