Book Update and Goodreads Giveaways

I finished the rough draft of book three! 🎉 I expected to be writing right up to the deadline, but some super productive alien took over my brain last week and I ended up writing over 17k words in four days, which still kind of amazes me. I’m not sure what happened, but I wouldn’t mind if it happened every week. :)

The first draft clocked in around 103k and since then has grown to almost 105k as I go back and edit. It’s out with my alpha readers right now and I’m letting it rest a bit, then I’ll do another editing pass before I send it off to my editor next week.

Finishing a book is always a little bittersweet, especially this book which gave me such trouble during drafting (the last four days notwithstanding). During edits, I read it end-to-end, which you don’t really do when writing, and it’s not as bad as I expected.

It might even be good.

I don’t know, I’m too close to it, but that’s why I have early readers. None of them have stopped answering my calls yet, so maybe it’s okay. Or maybe they just haven’t gotten to the bad parts yet. 😅

In other news, my publisher is running two giveaways on Goodreads right now. Both of them are US only (sorry, international folks!). The first is for a chance to win one of 100 copies of Polaris Rising. It ends August 10, so get cracking.

The second, which might be more interesting to you all, is a chance to win one of 50 early copies of Aurora Blazing. It ends August 30.

Good luck!

5 Replies to “Book Update and Goodreads Giveaways”

  1. Congratulations!! That’s got to be a great feeling, and holy cow, 17K words in 4 days! I hope you’re relaxing with your feet (and fingers?) up for a bit. :)

  2. 17k words in 4 days, wow. That’s like…writing papers in college pace? I’m so excited to read AB and book 3. Hopping over to the giveaway now!

  3. Congrats on finishing and don’t look a gift alien in the mouth! 😂

    Shame about the giveaway but guess limiting it to US is easier logistically.

    Good luck with the rest of the process hope it goes smoothly

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