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.
Thanks for the great response across all the sites for the first two chapters of Mad World! I’m really excited about where the story ended up going and this week’s chapter has some of my favorite scenes across the whole 19 chapters.
I’ve updated Mad World with Chapter 3.
I hope to be back this weekend with some Flash Fic (maybe on Friday) but I have a friend’s birthday party this weekend so I might not be able to make time.
I can’t believe I finally get to type this!! I’ve been working on Mad World for the last year or so. It was my Camp NaNoWriMo project in July 2017 & 2018 so I’m so glad you guys are finally going to get to read this (and that I can finally start planning something else to write, haha)
I’ve posted Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 of Mad World: Break Me Down. I decided to post two chapters today for a few reasons. One, I posted the first chapter about a year or so ago and it’s mostly intact. I wanted you guys to have new material today. Two, Mad World has an odd number of chapters so this lets me complete the story on a Wednesday.
So excited for you guys to read this! Thanks to Angela for beta reading this and providing support!
I’m working on posting it at the other sites and doing the usual housekeeping stuff (adding to in progress sections, etc).
As for NaNoWriMo 2018, this is the best part of the news: for the first time in two years, I get to start a brand new project. My November 2016 & 2017 projects were both Bittersweet.
It’s going to be Counting Stars! Which is actually great news for you guys. I was worried about the other choices because they’re a bit more longer and more in depth ensemble pieces. Counting Stars is a much more contained unit, akin to All We Are, which was only 16 chapters.
This means I’m more likely to finish Counting Stars in November and have it ready for you guys in January to limit breaks in posting content. Thanks to everyone who voted!
Hey, first things first. I’ve updated Fool Me Twice with Part 12. This was written in 57 minutes with no editing for typos.
Second, I finished the Mad World website where you can view the cast list and get ready for me to post the first two chapters on Monday. I decided to go ahead and update twice a week even though Book 2 won’t be ready to go right after it’s done.
Mad World, Book 1, will wrap up in the first or second week of December which will be the same time I’m working on Damaged, Season 3 and Book 2. And if Counting Stars wins the poll, that story could be ready for posting as early as January. Damaged will be back in February, and Book 2 will be not long after that.
I’ll let you guys know the actual posting schedule once I can firm it up a bit more. A couple of things have to go right in the next two weeks to know for sure.
Enjoy the flash fic and i’ll see you guys on Monday with Mad World!
Here we are. Almost two and a half years after I started this journey with all of you, my fourth full-length novel, Bittersweet has had its final chapters posted.
There’s a long author’s note on the epilogue that hopefully answers some questions you might have after it’s over.
If you’ve been reading all along and maybe you’re not someone who replies to every chapter, I would love to hear from you guys on this ending. I had so much fun writing this!
Thanks already to those who have voted in the NaNoWriMo poll. It looks like the 1999/2000 stories are in the lead so far which I’m excited about. I really haven’t dipped my toe into that particular period so this will be a great experience. If you haven’t voted yet, make sure you do before October 7.
If one of the stories you’re looking forward to didn’t make the cut, don’t worry. All of the stories I put up for consideration are stories I will be writing at some point. My hope is that this being my last graduate semester for reading 500 pages a week and writing tons of papers, I will be able to go back to writing 90 minutes a day which I could do this summer. If I could write that often, you’d be getting a lot more content more often.
I’ll be back on Monday with Chapters 1 & 2 of Mad World. I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS TO READ THIS!!!
All right, first things first: Bittersweet, Chapter Thirty-Two is now live. I hope you guys like it! The final chapter and epilogue will be posted on Wednesday.
Second, the problem I’ve been having with posts publishing to social media and email is most likely resolved, at least I think so. We’ll see going forward.
Third, it’s time for the final NaNoWriMo poll! I’ve written sample chapters/scenes for the top four choices and you guys will be selecting your top choice. I had fun writing the samples so I’m looking forward to writing whatever you guys vote for 🙂
|Signs of Life
Set in December 1999. When Nikolas Cassadine announces to most of the town that Jason Morgan and Elizabeth Webber are sleeping together, there are a lot of interested parties including both their families, the PCPD, and the gangsters who nearly killed Jason only weeks earlier.
Set in April 2000. Jason Morgan left town abruptly in January, leaving Elizabeth Webber behind to pick up the pieces. When she needs him to return, he mysteriously vanishes. Is he avoiding her or is something more nefarious going on?
|For the Broken Girl
Set in April 2006. When Manny Ruiz begins working at General Hospital, Elizabeth Webber begins to report his activities to Jason Morgan, reviving their buried friendship. This sets them, and everyone they love, on a collision course that will destroy Elizabeth’s life.
|Life For Rent
Set in August 2006 & sequel to Choose Your Moment. After the Port Charles blackout, citizens of Port Charles to start to pick up the pieces of that night, only to learn that their lives have been irrevocably changed by a scandal at ELQ and a batch of failed condoms.
This poll will be open until October 7, 2018 at 8 PM EST.
NaNoWrimo: November 2018
- Counting Stars (45%, 30 Votes)
- Signs of Life (23%, 15 Votes)
- For the Broken Girl (23%, 15 Votes)
- Life for Rent (9%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 66
Only two chapters left! I can’t believe we’re almost ready to close this story out after two years.
Also, if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook or receive update emails, you might notice some of the scheduled chapters are showing up or being emailed to you before the scheduled date. Something super weird is happening with some of my plugins on the site that prevent you guys from being bothered with contact from the site unless I want you to have it, ha. I’m working on isolating the problem but it’s taking forever. Deepest apologies and bear with me.
Hey! This is a few hours late — I got stuck helping my dad with his crappy car. He had to jump it so it would start, and thank God, he’s trading it in today because I am so over dealing with his hunk of junk.
Just a note: I was originally going to post two chapters of this as well as the first chapter of Mad World next week, but I’m changing my posting schedule slightly. Mad World Chapter 1 is basically the same one that I posted last year, so it seems unfair to post that on a Wednesday and make you wait longer for more new material.
So Monday, Oct 1 is Bittersweet Chapter 32, Wednesday, Oct 3 is Bittersweet, Chapter 33 & Epilogue. Then, on Monday, October 8, you’ll get Mad World Chapters 1 & 2, then Chapter 3 on October 10. So hopefully that’ll make up for a slight delay in posting.
Can’t wait for you guys to read it! I’ll be posting the NaNoWriMo poll next Monday as well.
Apologies for Chapter 31’s link being sent out prematurely in email. I was scheduling posts and forgot to click the right category! Chapter 30 will be posted tomorrow around 7 am!
Short, quick, and sweet because I have a busy day ahead of me: Bittersweet, Chapter 29