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Writing Update: June 2022

Happy July! Can you believe the summer is half-over already? It's been a crazy month in all the best ways!

If you follow me on Instagram (or if you read last month's writing update) then you know I turned in Oath of Flame to my amazing editor almost 2 weeks ago. I'm leaving the book in her capable hands for the next few weeks while she does her edits.


In the meantime, I should probably be taking a break from the Rising Elements world, but y'all know I can't.


So I started drafting something new. ;)



CURRENT WORD COUNT


Current word count: 0

Target word count: 30,000


If you notice the target word count, you'll probably realize this isn't a full-length novel. It's a prequel novella for the Rising Elements world.



WRITING THOUGHTS


Okay, so this project's not new new. But it's outside the 4-book plan for Everly's story.


What is it, you ask? *drumroll please...*


It's Aki's origin story.


Fun fact: Aki was the first character that came to me when I started planning the Rising Elements series. He is mysterious, aloof, and so prim and proper. But guys, he has such a tragic past, and I've been DYING to share it with you.


I spent this week plotting the novella and I'm hoping to have the first draft written by the time I get my Oath of Flame edits back from my dev editor. It's going to be so fun!


I plan on offering this novella as a free ebook for those who sign up for my newsletter, so it won't cost you a dime to read Aki's story and get a historical glimpse of Reya and Thios and the world before Everly visited Faery.


What do you think? Are you as excited as I am? Let me know in the comments!


Chat with you next week!



Ceara