2022 in Review: Writing Recap

2022 was the year the drought finally ended. After a struggle in the pandemic, your girl finally got a new book out.

Justice and Lies might be the hardest book I’ve ever written because I knew it needed to be amazing. It took years and years of trying to get all the details to match up and make sure all my information matched what I had already written before.

But it happened, it’s finally out! While that was the big highlight of the year, it’s not the only one.

After multiple rounds of edits and a crazy NaNoWriMo, I went through almost 150,000 words this year, editing and writing.

It was a good year, looking back on it, when I didn’t realize it. So much of this year felt like I was waiting around for notes or feedback and not actually writing. The numbers themselves seem to say otherwise.

I wrote 50,003 words for NaNoWriMo, leaving the rest of the almost 100,000 words in edits for Justice and Lies. The novel is almost 95,000 words, so these numbers definitely check out. It also blows my mind that Justice and Lies is that long, as I’ve always felt like I wrote shorter thrillers. Guess Cassie had a lot to say in this book.

Knowing I went through 150,000 words this year, and knowing what I want to write next year, I think it’s quite possible that I will write 200,000 words in 2023.

And that’s something to look forward to.

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