#destiny17 Updates


Hey Fam!

Today, since I have been so immersed in my edits for #destiny17, I figured that i would shorten the normal post, and do a #destiny17 updates post.

First of all

  • I finished #destiny17 at 45,758 words, which I consider to be very underwritten, since I originally set a goal for 75,000 words.
  • My story took a turn for the  better with a GENRE CHANGE! The originally YA epic steampunk fantasy is now a YA dark urban fantasy! This also included name changes in characters and places as well as title names.
  • I changed many plot points in this book, which I am currently incorporating into my novel.

So I am planning on revealing the novel officially in fall (September) of 2017, but I might do it earlier, depending on when I complete many of the major edits.  I had some exciting news for the book, as I was able to  get a cover designer to do my cover! (Yay!) and I am also being interviewed by a couple sites soon, which is super exciting!  I’m probably going to put up a teaser trailer soon, whenever I get the time to make one, and probably some pinnable images to help build buzz (have you followed me on Pinterest yet? 🙂 )

I am so excited because I’m getting ready to start planning the official reveal, and I am also trying to finish up this round of major edits in about a month or two. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me, so if you want to be the first to hear special updates about #destiny17, make sure to subscribe to my blog!

In HIS Joy,

Gabriella Slade


About Gabriella

Gabriella Slade grew up as the eldest of seven, two of her sisters being adopted from West Africa. As a homeschooled student, Gabriella spent her free time reading novels and scribbling down stories from a young age, where she discovered her love for fantasy. As a teen, she wrote and edited her debut novel over a period of 3 years. Gabriella has been blogging since 2015. Her blog won the Libester award in 2017. You can connect with her online at gabriellaslade.com