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 —Β  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 πŸ™‚

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.Β 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.

October 31, 2018

First things first, Chapter Nine has been posted for Mad World. I’ve already scheduled Chapters 10 & 11 to make my life slightly easier and I’m hoping to get the last eight chapters edited this weekend so I can get those posted ahead of time. Then I just have to remember to write these posts so you guys get the links πŸ˜›

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts tomorrow, and I’m going to be writing Counting Stars this year. I’m super excited to start a new project — pretty much for the last three years, I’ve worked on either Bittersweet or Mad World.

I’m going to be tweeting about it on my @crimsonglass account, but if you’re not much for tweeting, I’m going to blog about it this year as well. (I’m going to try to anyway). It’s a way to keep myself accountable. I post about word counts, good days, bad days, etc. You might even get in progress snipppets as I write. I hope you guys will join me this year and cheer me on πŸ™‚

If everything goes well, Counting Stars will be posted starting in January.

October 29, 2018

In addition to the Mad World update I have for you guys this morning, I also wanted to talk to you guys about the upcoming schedule at Crimson Glass over the next few months.

I had originally planned to publish Book 2 of the trilogy pretty much back to back with Book 1, but Book 2 was a lot harder to write and I had to go back to school. I probably won’t be able to even really get into writing it much until January, so at this point, we’re looking at either February or March for that.

On Thursday, NaNoWriMo kicks off. I’m writing Counting Stars, and I’ll be tweeting/blogging about it. I’ll have links for you guys on Wednesday’s update to follow that. It’ll be roughly sixteen chapters, which I expect to be able to finish entirely in November. I’ll only have to write two scenes a day, which is about the word count goal I have to hit for the event anyway.

If everything goes to plan, Book 1 of Mad World will finish up in the first week of December. I’ll be releasing Counting Stars in January (to run it through beta and give me time to revise). I’ve promised Damaged will return in February, and Counting Stars should take us through the first week of March.

I’m hoping by then Book 2 will be ready, but it means everything in my life has to go just right, and ha, that rarely happens. I’ll keep y’all posted.

Anyway, here’s Chapter Eight. Fun fact: this chapter did not exist in the original draft. I added it later when I wanted more Ric/Liz, Carly, and Jason/Liz material.

October 22, 2018

Keeping this update short and sweet. I’m been mostly MIA on social media and not doing any writing. In part, this is to conserve my energy and muse for NaNoWriMo, but mostly it’s because we’re halfway through the semester and it’s been exhausting.

I probably should have skipped NaNo this year since I have the first draft of a 20 page paper due at the end of November as well, but I’m making some good progress on that project and hopefully it won’t be an issue. Anyway,Β  that just means Flash Fiction is probably not going to happen much, if at all, until December.

Chapter SixΒ for Mad World has been added.

October 17, 2018

Sorry this was not posted earlier this morning. I forgot I hadn’t scheduled it, and then I was studying and doing laundry, oy.

A note that this story is going to be an ensemble piece, so the scenes I’m throwing at you with the PCPD and the rookies as well as Ned, Brooke, and the teens are there for a reason and are going to be crucial for Book 2. Just an fy πŸ™‚

Chapter Five

October 15, 2018

So happy with all the response to this so far! Before I give you the link, I wanted to put a mild trigger warning on this chapter (and one for the next). This chapter talks about the effects of drugs and overdoses, so just in case.

Chapter Four