November 28, 2018

Hey! Today I’m posting Chapter Seventeen. I honestly cannot believe we only have two chapters left or that this story is over next week. The feedback has been great and I love that you guys are picking up and appreciating the PCPD world I’m building, because you really need to buy into that for the next book.

Chapter Seventeen

So Nano was a complete bust this year. There are a lot of reasons for it, and I want to get into more fully over at my blog where I’ve been writing about the process, but it basically came down to a few things. One, I ended up putting a story in the poll that was never going to work, and two, I’ve been sick for most of the month which made it so much harder to be creative and push this plot.

I’ll go into detail about why it wasn’t going to work (and give away plot details and whatnot) and maybe even post the stuff I did write at some point.

This mostly blow up my spring schedule for posting, but I have some thoughts on how to get it back on track. I’ll check back in a few days when the meds I got today kick in.

For now, I hope you enjoy today’s update 🙂

November 26, 2018

I am so sorry that I didn’t post this earlier today. It’s just been the weekend from hell. But I took about two hours today so that I could edit AND schedule the last four chapters. So we are ready to go for the next week and a half. All I have to do is write the little post that actually gets emailed to you guys. I’m writing this one now and then I’ll schedule the rest tomorrow. I have to go eat dinner and work on my paper.

Chapter Sixteen 

I’m going to come back later with news on Nanowrimo.

November 21, 2018

Hey! This is a bit later than I like to post, but I forgot that I had a dentist appointment early this morning and then I woke  up too late — just one of those annoying days.

Anyway, here is Chapter Fifteen. We have four chapters left before the first book is done. I can’t believe how close we are to the end 😛

On the status of Counting Stars, I’ve been posting updates over at my blog. If you’re following it, you know I recently decided to discard my first draft. I was only about four chapters in, so it’s not a bad thing. I’ve discarded much longer first drafts (Mad World went through five drafts before I got anywhere close). I re-outlined the story and I hope to still finish it on time since I discarded a lot of the subplots that was dragging me down when I wrote it.  The blog is really the best place to get my semi-daily writing updates if you’re interested.

November 14, 2018

I’m so excited to be posting this chapter — everything has been pushing towards this chapter, and it’s a crazy roller coaster. But I also like that I didn’t leave you with a tremendous cliffhanger either for the next four days. I can’t believe how fast these few weeks are going!

Chapter Thirteen

November 7, 2018

So Chapter 11 went live at 7 am this morning, and I forgot to post about it. I don’t have any good excuses —  I was home all day and in front of a computer. I’ve just been overwhelmed with getting back on track after my awful cold. I’m still not over it – but today was better than yesterday.

Anyway, Chapter 11 is posted 🙂

On the NaNoWriMo front, if you’re following my blog, you know I’m getting off to a rough start thanks to my cold. I’m hoping to pick up some steam this weekend and make up for lost time.

November 5, 2018

Still fighting the cold from this weekend, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet this morning. Chapter Ten posted for Mad World.

NaNoWriMo got off to a slow start thanks to this cold, but once it clears up, I’m going to dig back into it. So frustrating sometimes.

November 1, 2018

Hey, this is just a quick update to let you know I have started blogging and tweeting about NaNoWriMo and Counting Stars. You can follow it on my blog, Dear Isobel. You can sign to subscribe to updates there — I won’t be annoying you here every time I post.

I also fixed the chapters listing at Mad World. I did a thing behind the scenes that messed it up, but we’re good now.