I can see the light!

I am about 500 words away from completing the the first draft of my latest novel, working title of Lobolita. It’s a story about a street fighter/private investigator named Evelyn Whitman who is unknowingly dragged into werewolf war and politics. I started it a few years ago, and then let it die after I had about 3 chapters written. Then, last NaNoWriMo, I decided to pick it back up again. As you can probably guess, I didn’t finish it last November (NaNoWri-Month), but I did continue to work on it here and there. And I’m almost done! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, I can see momentary freedom…

…until the next project.

Of course, this is just a first draft. Next step is going back and doing my self-edits, and I might send it to a couple of beta readers (or in this case, maybe alpha readers? or would that be me? I’m confused…). If you’re interested in reading my first draft, just leave a comment or email me at aprilnloebick@gmail.com.

I found this on facebook, but I really want to link back to the author’s website, but haven’t been able to locate it. If you know it, or Lee Newman, please let me know so I feel less piratey.


I do already have another writing project in the pipelines, yet another book that I started several years ago tentatively called Mina: A Dracula Story. It’s a complete retelling and reimagining of Dracula (Surprise! Bet you weren’t expecting that!). I’m also working on some global-level editing to my High Fantasy novel which was written and completed in 2005. I’ve been feeding it to agents, and like Sam I am, they don’t like my green eggs and ham. Word is, is that my first few chapters are “grabby” enough. So off to rework that and some other things in order to make it grab them and possibly even rough them up a bit.

So that’s what I’m up to, writing wise. What projects are you working on?


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