Here we are at the last week of Mad World, Book 1, which is incredible to me. This was such a labor of love for me — this book went through so many revisions and drafts that I almost can’t believe we’re posting it.
In this particular chapter, I’m using some terminology and ideas I read in an amazing book called Rising Strong by Brené Brown. I’m not usually one for self-help books, but I read that one as part of a podcast called Big Strong Yes. It really helped me kind of reset my own world view so when it came time to write Elizabeth’s therapy session with Gail, it seemed like a natural fit.
Here is Chapter Eighteen. I hope you like it!
I’ve haven’t done one of these in months, so I’m bringing it back. I had another plot bunny I wanted to try out — I’m always trying to find a historical angle I can write about. (I know you guys still ask about the medieval Scottish story, it’s on my list).
I wrote a blog post about Nanowrimo and why it didn’t go well, so check that out over at my blog. I started working on Damaged, Season Three and actually made a lot of progress over the last two days. I’m putting the first eight episodes into production this week (which is a fancy way I saying — I’m gonna start writing them) and hopefully we’ll be able to keep to that promised Feb date.
For now, please enjoy a new flash fiction.
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.
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 🙂
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.
I’m going to come back later with news on Nanowrimo.
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.
Another quick update because I have to run and get ready to drop cupcakes at my niece’s class for her birthday. Hope you guys like it!
I’ll be back later today to fill you guys in on status of NaNoWriMo!
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!
I’m really excited to get to this week’s chapters because things start to go insane and kind of stay that way for five chapters, haha.
I also posted a status update on my blog about NanoWriMo if you’re interested.
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.
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.