Inbetween: Chapter One

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Here it is! Welcome to Inbetween, my second serial novel and my 2016 NaNoWriMo novel. I’m so excited to start sharing this with you. I hope this novel will be as well received as The Dreams.

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Writing Progress May 15 – 21, 2017

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May 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,533
  • Today’s word count: 300
  • Thoughts: I wrote! That’s an accomplishment in and of itself these days. I need to get a routine back in place and get back to work. I know I can do it. I just need to put my mind to it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing!

May 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,014
  • Today’s word count: 481
  • Thoughts: Words! I’m really happy to be writing again. I can feel my writing muscles getting back into shape. The old routine is coming back to me. This is great!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep writing! I know I can do it!

May 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,350
  • Today’s word count: 336
  • Thoughts: I thought today would be more spectacular. I thought I’d found my writing groove and would run away to a land of massive productivity and mega-sized word counts. It didn’t happen. I’m not even sure why.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more. Maybe I’ll even revise a little. I just want to get my routine back, but it is a slow process.

May 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,567
  • Today’s word count: 217
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote. Today the problem was losing my will to write. I wanted to write today, but the apartment got so warm that the day became a quest to keep cool instead.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more than today. I know I can do it.

May 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,662
  • Today’s word count: 95
  • Thoughts: Well, today’s word count was not spectacular, but I had a busy, productive day so I’m not mad.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! Revise! Let’s do it all!

May 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,982
  • Today’s word count: 320
  • Thoughts: Better. Not the best, but better. I can work with this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Do better than today. I know I can do it!

May 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 65,548
  • Today’s word count: 566
  • Thoughts: Finally! I feel like I had a revelation. Words are coming easier again. I can’t wait to write more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I think I’m back!

Writing Progress May 8 – 14, 2017

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May 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,047
  • Today’s word count: 360
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I finished up a chapter, revised, and posted it! I can’t believe how productive this day ended up being!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Brainstorm. I’m going to be on the road doing vacationy things until Wednesday afternoon/evening. Writing won’t be much of an option so I’ll try to plan ahead during my down time.

May 9 and 10

I was out of town on vacation! It’s been a while since that happened! I took along my notes in case I had time to read through The Dreams a bit, but we were on the go pretty much all day and when we stopped for the night I didn’t have energy to do much other than read Harry Potter.

May 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,111
  • Today’s word count: 64
  • Thoughts: I wrote a bit, but, honestly, my heart wasn’t in it today. I took it easy and played Pokemon with my boyfriend instead. I’m not going to allow myself to feel guilty. This is supposed to be a vacation week and lazing around the house sounds like a vacation to me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More vacationing. Maybe some writing.

May 12

Last day of proper vacation. I was out and about again. No writing.

May 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,233
  • Today’s word count: 122
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It’s something. My writing muscles are really out of shape. Trying to write every day really does make a difference. Just a few days off makes getting back into writing so painful.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I know I can do it. I’ve gotta get my groove back.

May 14

I ended the day with a net gain of 0 words. I was so tired today that I spent most of my writing time staring at the screen and not making sense of the words I’d written yesterday. I’m going to get a good night’s sleep and try again tomorrow. Today I’m just too tired to do anything at all.

Writing Progress May 1 – 7, 2017

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May 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,675
  • Today’s word count: 210
  • Thoughts: I wrote more than I thought I would. I’m still sick. Trying to fight it off, but it’s so hard to stay motivated when all I want to do is sleep.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write. Read. I’m trying not to set the bar too high. I want to feel better, not worse.

May 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,703
  • Today’s word count: 28
  • Thoughts: Ugh. I’m still not in the best shape. My word count is suffering. I’m behind on housework. I feel like entire days are slipping through my fingers as I try to get a grip. I’m not enjoying this reminder that my health can spiral out of control so easily.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get over this cold so I can get back to my life.

May 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,793
  • Today’s word count: 90
  • Thoughts: I’m making myself show up to write every day. It’s not causing me to produce a lot of words, but I’m hoping to at least keep up the habit of a writing routine so I can dive back in when I’m healthy enough to get back into it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! Feel better!

May 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 62,117
  • Today’s word count: 324
  • Thoughts: I was feeling a bit better and it shows in my word count. I think I’m on the right track. I just hope I can keep it going.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! It feels so good to get back to work.

May 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 62,314
  • Today’s word count: 197
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, but after everything being a wreck from when I was sick it’s really hard.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. If I work really hard I might have this week’s chapter ready for everyone before bedtime tomorrow night.

May 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 62,520
  • Today’s word count: 206
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote. The next week or so is going to be a bit chaotic. My boyfriend is on vacation right now and his mom and step-dad are visiting. Writing is happening around visiting and doing touristy things.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write!

May 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 62,687
  • Today’s word count: 167
  • Thoughts: I was out and about pretty much all day so I’m just happy I managed to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to write! Let’s keep the ball rolling.

Writing Progress April 24 – 30, 2017

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April 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 58,945
  • Today’s word count: 576
  • Thoughts: It seems like I’m getting back into my writing groove! I’ve missed it. I want to hold onto it and never let go!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the same! I want to keep this momentum going.

April 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,005
  • Today’s word count: 2,060
  • Thoughts: I’m so proud of the progress I made today! I haven’t had a day like this in a long, long time and it felt great.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep writing! I can’t imagine I’ll be able to have another 2k day, but I want to see what I can manage.

April 26

No progress made. I intended to write, but I went to a concert today and I was not in a sit down and write mindset before or after the show.

April 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,051
  • Today’s word count: 46
  • Thoughts: I didn’t write a lot of words, but I spent a lot of time today thinking about Inbetween and planning. There’s still a lot I don’t know and I don’t have everything planned out point by point, but I have a general plan now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I know I can do it! I have the ideas. Now I need to put them into words.

April 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,195
  • Today’s word count: 144
  • Thoughts: I wrote some! That’s something. I think it would have gone a bit better if my health held up. My allergies are a nightmare right now and writing under the influence of allergies is just awful.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I just want a couple more fantastic writing days to finish off the month.

April 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,325
  • Today’s word count: 130
  • Thoughts: Still fighting allergies. One of my goldfish died today and that’s thrown all my plans for fun out the window. I’m not in the mood for much of anything. I tried to write, but I could tell my heart wasn’t in it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to write. I’m not sure what I will accomplish, but I’ll try.

April 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,465
  • Today’s word count: 140
  • Thoughts: Not exactly the sort of word count I like to see at the end of Camp, but it’s what I managed. I’m still not feeling the greatest and that kept me from having enough focus to make real progress.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: May is going to be an exciting month! I need to start rereading The Dreams and keep writing Inbetween. I’m nervous, but looking forward to making progress on both my novels.

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