June 24th, 2020 by kwmccabe



So, I’m back.

Feeling good and ready to hit the ground running, too.

I have begun re-editing the beginning chapters of Dragon Kin. And although reading it after so long a hiatus made me cringe–the break was much needed. I could see what needed to be ripped out with no mercy and restructured into something much more coherent.

This was good.

I hate editing, but it also feels good when you know you’re fine-tuning the flow of your entire work.

I won’t hesitate to say that this will be a process, because it’s not the only project on my plate right now….which leads us into:

RGAA: Real Girlfriends Across America. If some of you have been following my pics and posts on my life story on messenger (maybe 5 of you have? lol) You’ll have noticed that I am currently working with a group of women that are all about networking and building up women in their work spaces.

I absolutely love this experience. Interacting with these women have encouraged me to restart on my creative process–something that I had abandoned because I believed life was too much for me to handle while trying to write/edit at the same time.

I’m on fire now, and it’s all to the credit of these awesome women.

From time to time, I’ll be forwarding their posts, because I strongly believe they have something to offer.

Full disclaimer, I’ve also written some of the blog posts on their site, and hosted some podcasts that they produce.

In any event, feel free to check out their site HERE and make sure to listen to some of the episodes of the podcast HERE.

Much luv, and wish me luck!

May 31st, 2020 by kwmccabe
Real Girlfriends Across America is looking for contributing authors! Join us as we build a network of women designed to strengthen, encourage, and build up each other in all areas of life and career. This is your chance as an author to build your brand, showcase your writing, and also link back to your own work or site!
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May 1st, 2020 by kwmccabe

I have recently had the chance to go through old contact messages I’ve received from various readers, and most of them made me wince in shame and appall.


If you’ve had the chance to read any of the blog posts,  my life has gone through periodic stages of upheaval.


This has not changed.


However, that does not absolve me of my great, unforgivable sin: that of seeming to have abandoned my story.


I assure you I have not done this…I still hold great resentment against some authors that abandoned stories I was reading avidly. I haven’t forgiven them to this day.


In response to readers who have queried me regarding Cecily’s story, I am posting this letter below.





I’m very sorry for the utterly excusable, extremely late reply. But I do want to thank you for your question. I didn’t respond when I first saw your message because, to be utterly honest with you, I was swamped with life… but ashamed that I had let those down who were waiting for the next book in the series.

I have now completed the trilogy.
The second book, Dragon Kin is still going through editing, and the third,  The Dragon Throne, is still going through revisions.
I hope that when they are published they won’t disappoint you more than the long wait for them already has.
Thank you for your patience with me and this series,
KW McCabe



March 21st, 2018 by kwmccabe


I have updated the WIP page with the blurb for Dragon Kin. Check it out by clicking below.



March 20th, 2018 by kwmccabe


Hello, Everyone!

Or, at least, those of you who choose to visit me occasionally ^.^

I have finally, officially, begun edits on Dragon Kin, which is the second book of The Dragon Throne trilogy… Did I already mention that this was going to be a trilogy? No? I can’t remember…


Dragon Kin is complete at 54,000+ words. I have completed the very first rough draft edits on the first few chapters, and I’m in the process of submitting the manuscript to an editing workshop: InternetWritingWorkshop.org

I’m not certain if it will stay at 54k words as I have removed some words and added some words, and I’ve NO idea what the finished edits word count will be. But for now, 54k.

I will also begin basic edits on The Dragon Throne which is complete at 67,481 words. This word count is also likely to change through the editing process.

I’ve had emails from various readers who have requested an update on when the sequel to The Dragon’s Call would be published. I had, at first considered completing all edits and rewrites on the sequel and publishing it as one book – but at 121,403 words and the possibility that words would be added with additional edits, not only was this just not possible – it would increase the wait time until publication.

So, a trilogy instead of a duology.

And factoring in the amount of time edits, submissions to editors, beta readers, rewrites – barring any catastrophes (for some reason, I have ample amounts of these in my life) the editing process on Dragon Kin should be done before this year is over.

On the far end.


Wish me luck.


January 10th, 2018 by kwmccabe



Here we go again…

I’ve moved.


For the quintillionth time.

Which, by the way, I didn’t even know was a word until a preacher spoke about how many years it would take a tiny sparrow to carry all the grains of sand in the world to the moon. This discussion was meant to put the length and depth of eternity in perspective.

But I digress.

So, yeah.

I moved.

Most of my stuff is in a rental storage, and the rest is still in boxes stacked in a corner.

I was also sick for a period of two weeks, during which I was nearly completely bed-ridden.

I finally pushed through the end of that period, and began to feel more optimistic about my situation after having unpacked a few bags and one box.

There are still several – many actually – boxes to go, but I am determined to feel optimistic.

In any case, this move has put a stall on any editing I might have been able to accomplish.

I’m getting my bearings and hopefully will get revved up to start this process soon.

Wish me luck.



November 22nd, 2017 by kwmccabe


At least, it’s the last day for me.

Yes, that’s right. I have written the last word of The Dragon Throne.

*Massive cheering ensues*

Now, begins the long and tortuous task of editing the entire thing which is 121k+ words long. The book will have to be divided in two as it’s much too long for one YA novel. I’m not certain how long this editing process will take, but then I really hadn’t figured on completing the series before the end of this year.

So I’m definitely ahead of schedule.

Although, it did take me forever to finish the book up to this point, so there is that to consider.

However, for those of you who were wondering when or even if I was going to finish the trilogy, I am ecstatic to state that, yes, it is finished.

Now, for the editing process to begin.

Wish me luck.

November 7th, 2017 by kwmccabe


I don’t know about any other authors out there, but I am honestly beginning to feel like NaNoWriMo is the best thing to ever happen to my writing life this year.

I’m now over a total word count of 118,000 words (check the counter on the side for a more accurant accounting) and I am writing the Epilogue.

I honestly don’t think I’ll be finished with the Epilogue in 2000 words, simply because I’ve written 2k words tonight and I’ve only touched the beginning of the very last ends scenes that will close out Cecily and Derek’s story.

Nevertheless, between NaNoWriMo and unhealthy amounts of Starbucks and espresso shots, I have accomplished in four days what felt impossible in the last three years!

I’m praying that the caffeine-induced inspiration and frenzied writing panic continues unabated.

Wish me luck.

November 6th, 2017 by kwmccabe


So, today is day 3 of my NaNoWriMo binge. The coffee shots in my white chocolate mocha, whip cream and caramel espressos have either stopped working, or I just need to take more shots. Probably more shots. More is better.

I’m experiencing a slight run off of energy. Not large, mind you, but it’s there. Yesterday I completed my word count at 5,065 words for the day. Today I’m at a word count of 2,577. Along with my word count on the first day of 2,552 words, my word count for the three days is a grand total of 10,194 words.

And–I don’t know if anyone has noticed this–I’ve had to up the limit on the word count for the book for the third time >.>

It went from 110k–>115k–>120k… and I’m unsure that I’ll be completely finished with The Dragon Throne in only another 4,000 words.

But no sweat. The scenes I’m writing are scenes I’ve had in my head for the last 3 or 4 years, and the words have been flowing like melting butter on a Parmesan bread-stick.

And now I’m hungry.

But hunger is for the weak, so I push on!

I really hope this novel will be done in 4k words, but the last thing I want is for the ending to feel rushed after so many years struggling to finish the darn thing.

So I type on. Hopefully, this flood of words doesn’t let up.

Wish me luck.




November 5th, 2017 by kwmccabe


So here goes day two of my effort to catch up in NaNoWriMo. Yesterday, I completed the night just before midnight with a total of 2,552 words. Today my count stands, as of right now, at 3,966 words for the day and a grand total of 6,518 for both days.

My coffee drinking amounts to to 1 shot in my white chocolate mocha with extra whip cream and caramel drizzle yesterday, 2 shots in it for my morning bout and another shot this evening. Which adds up to a grand total of 3 white chocolate mocha drinks with a total of 4 shots between them ^.^

My energy level is high, my motivation is revved, the words are flowing. This is good.

Hopefully, it keeps up.

Wish me luck.

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