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.

With this chapter, like every chapter of The Dreams, I owe a huge thank you to my fantastic supporters. If you want to support my writing and help my creations go from first draft to maybe someday a real book you can hold in your hands, head over to my Patreon.

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Character Q&A #5

These questions and answers were originally posted on my Patreon. Head over there if you want the latest Q&A content.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

Rina: Well, about that… I sort of already know. I came back as a human, but I wonder if I’d be a kitsune again next or if that path is permanently closed to me now.

Willow: I’d like to come back as something like a cat so I could nap all day, but if I did I’d probably be stuck as a witch’s familiar or something and be put to work.

Ciel: I want to come back as a normal person, but I’ll probably get reincarnated as something with an insignificant, tedious life like an ant.


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Writing Progress September 10 – 16, 2018

daily writing progress

September 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 191,992
  • Today’s word count: 223
  • Thoughts: Today was okay. It definitely wasn’t great. I didn’t feel all that great and it took a toll on my will to create.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write more. Get stuff done.

September 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 192,738
  • Today’s word count: 746
  • Thoughts: I said I wanted to write. I wrote. I said I wanted to feel better. I didn’t. This cold is kicking my butt, but it is kicking my inner editor’s butt even more. That part isn’t so bad, at least until I decide to revise.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Kick the cold? Maybe revise a chapter. We’ll see what happens.

September 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 193,018
  • Today’s word count: 280
  • Thoughts: Today was more of a struggle. Colds wear me out. With energy levels low today, I just could not produce as many words as I would have liked.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully the cold will be over and I can get back to writing without a foggy brain.

September 13

  • Project: The Dreams character sketch
  • Today’s word count: 155
  • Thoughts: Still sick. Still trying to write. It only works well when it wants to work well. Today was not one of those days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully feel better and write a lot. It will be Friday, though, so I’m not sure what will get done at all.

September 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 193,071
  • Today’s word count: 53
  • Thoughts: I showed up and wrote despite it being Friday and this cold having me in a downward spiral. Instead of staying up and trying to write more, I’m going to bed early.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope.

September 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 193,091
  • Today’s word count: 20
  • Thoughts: Still sick. Still trying to write. I didn’t make much progress. I’m trying not to be hard on myself about it. I’d rather recover than write at the moment.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write if I feel better. Do nothing if I don’t.

September 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 193,232
  • Today’s word count: 141
  • Thoughts: I’m struggling to rebuild my stamina. It’s hard to stay focused, but I’m trying!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I think I can do it. I’m feeling better every day so we have to hope it will happen.

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Character Q&A #4

These questions and answers were originally posted on my Patreon so head over there if you want more Q&A content.

Which living person do you most despise?

Souma: Takeshi. Without a doubt. He’s put Yuzu through hell and that’s without even considering what he’s done to the rest of his family.

Yuri: It’s hard to decide. Erramun is to blame for orchestrating Durya’s murder and trying to have me killed. He also tried to take over the city by marrying Nyura when he clearly didn’t love her. On the other hand, he’s not the one who actually killed my father. The assassin might have just been following orders, but they’re directly responsible for turning my whole life upside down.


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Character Q&A #3

We’re continuing the character Q&A sessions today. These questions and answers were originally posted on my Patreon so head over there if you want more Q&A content.

Do you prefer to wear shoes or go barefoot?

Rina: I’ve had some bad luck with shoes so I prefer to be barefoot if it safe and socially acceptable. I guess that means I still wear shoes a lot, but I’d rather not.

Willow: If I’m not going to freeze or hurt my feet I’ll go barefoot.

Asa: I’d rather wear shoes. There are too many situations where my feet could get injured if left bare and I wouldn’t want to risk putting myself or anyone else in danger by being unprepared.


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Writing Progress September 3 – 9, 2018

daily writing progress

September 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 191,020
  • Today’s word count: 177
  • Thoughts: Today was hard. It’s still so hot and I was completely exhausted from everything I did on Sunday. I wanted to write, but I did not have the energy to put behind that wish.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully so much more writing.

September 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 191,063
  • Today’s word count: 43
  • Thoughts: Today was difficult. I woke up with a migraine and struggled to get anything done at all. Somehow I still managed to get a chapter posted.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write more. I hope it all works out.

September 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 191,139
  • Today’s word count: 76

  • Project: The Dreams fluff/character study
  • Today’s word count: 1,720

  • Thoughts: I felt absolutely terrible today. I thought I wouldn’t get anything done all day, but then I gave myself permission to write something completely nonsensical that no one else will ever need to see. It worked and in a way made me feel a little bit better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully I’ll feel up to working on something a bit more substantial, but if I don’t, I have plenty of other silly, fluffy ideas I can work on to keep myself writing something.

September 6

  • Project: Short story about pockets
  • Total word count: 820
  • Thoughts: I wrote a whole draft of a short story today! It was inspired by a goofy conversation on a NaNoWriMo discord server. I felt inspired so I followed that inspiration. The end result isn’t perfect, but no rough draft is!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to Inbetween, I think. It’ll be Friday so we’ll see what sort of results I get for my determination.

September 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 191,251
  • Today’s word count: 112
  • Thoughts: Well, it was definitely a Friday. I tried to write. I managed to write a little bit. It’s the most ordinary thing in the world for me on a Friday now. I wish I could write more, but the disrupted nature of everything I  need to do on Friday just takes me out of my stories.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m hoping for a quiet day at home so I can get work done.

September 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 191,683
  • Today’s word count: 432
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t a bad day for writing. It took me a while to get started, but once I did I got out a decent number of words. No complaints.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m pretty sure I can make it happen.

September 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 191,769
  • Today’s word count: 86
  • Thoughts: Today was a struggle. I don’t really know why. I think I spent too much time making and drinking tea. The weather took a sharp turn toward fall and I was enjoying the change and the opportunity to warm up instead of cool down.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the writing stuff. Maybe some revising. It’ll depend on how focused I can be.

Enjoy my content? Want to be one of the first to see the new version of The Dreams? Pledge $1 on Patreon to gain early access to my work and bonus content while helping me survive as a writer. If you’re interested in character Q&As be sure to head over to Patreon and check out the latest questions my characters have been answering over there!

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Character Q&A #2

Continuing the Q&A series, four characters have stepped forward to answer this question!

Do you think you’ve turned out the way your parents expected?

Yuri: I’m not there yet, but I’m working every day to live up to Durya’s expectations for me. I wish he was here because I know he would not make as many mistakes as I do.

Ciel: No.

Yuzuki: Thankfully, I’ve avoided turning out the way my parents expected.

Souma: I have no idea how my parents expected me to turn out, but I know that my mom hates that I look like my father.


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Character Q&A #1

I started asking my characters questions and sharing their answers over on Patreon. Now I’ve decided to share them here too. I figured it’s a great way to show some parts of my characters that don’t necessarily show up in the stories.

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

Rina: I’d take a book to the park and read. Then I’d go out for mac and cheese somewhere.

Yuri: That’s easy. I’d take Willow and Asa out into the city and we’d try to be completely ordinary for the day. I do it all the time, but if I didn’t have any responsibilities I wouldn’t have to sneak out to do it.

Asa: I can’t imagine a day without responsibilities.


Do you have a question you’d like my characters to answer? Leave it in a comment (along with whether it is a general question or for a specific character) and I’ll add it to my list. Be sure to let me know how you want to be credited for your question!

Where to review my serials

Did you know there’s a website where you can write reviews for my serials?

Both Inbetween and The Dreams are listed on Web Fiction Guide. The website lists all sorts of completed and ongoing serial novels. It’s a great place to leave a review of my serials since the website is dedicated to this sort of story. If you enjoy serial fiction, it’s a great website to join.

You can leave a review for Inbetween here and reviews for The Dreams can be submitted here.

As always, voting for my serials on Top Web Fiction does wonders for helping new readers discover my serials. Don’t forget to vote for Inbetween each week and show The Dreams some love with a vote as well.