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 February 5 – 11, 2018

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February 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 144,040
  • Today’s word count: 189
  • Thoughts: My word count isn’t all that high today, but I had a productive day. I wrote, finished revisions and posted the chapter before bed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m feeling productive lately and that’s making me even more motivated.

February 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 144,266
  • Today’s word count: 226
  • Thoughts: I wanted to write today, but changing gears back to just writing was more difficult than it should have been. A part of me kept thinking I needed to be revising and that just made it a little harder to produce new words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Let’s hope I can get back into the swing of things.

February 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 144,602
  • Today’s word count: 336
  • Thoughts: Today started out so great. I was motivated and productive. Then the day progressed and I started getting anxious. This happens far too often and it really does derail my day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to write more and I hope I can find the time to revise a chapter as well. I want to get back on schedule with revising and posting chapters!

February 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,213
  • Today’s word count: 611
  • Thoughts: Today’s progress was amazing! I don’t know how it happened, but it did. It feels great to write over 500 words in a day again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the same, I hope!

February 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,247
  • Today’s word count: 34
  • Thoughts: Today was a typical Friday. I’m trying to make my Fridays less typical, but my effort isn’t really showing yet.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More revising. More chores. Sometimes being busy increases my productivity. Maybe it will work tomorrow.

February 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,363
  • Today’s word count: 116
  • Thoughts: A bit better, but still not good. Weekends just don’t allow me to get into the zone.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Do better. I think I can do it if I put my mind to it.

February 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,576
  • Today’s word count: 213
  • Thoughts: Today was an interesting day. I didn’t write as much as I would like, but I was inspired to start thinking ahead to April and CampNaNoWriMo. I know there are 7 weeks to go, but that realization made me too excited to focus on much else for most of the afternoon.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. Weekdays are significantly less distracting than weekends so I’m sure I can do it if I set my mind to it.

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7 Weeks to Go Until CampNaNoWriMo

Am I ready?

Maybe.

There’s a lot of projects I can work on during Camp this year. I can continue writing the first draft of Inbetween or work on draft 3 of The Dreams. With 7 weeks to plan I could even prepare an outline for one of the other projects I’d like to start this year.

With this much time before the event starts, all my options seem to be available. In almost two months a lot of things can change too. I might finish writing Inbetween before April. I don’t find that likely. The story is massive, but I might be struck by inspiration in the coming weeks and wrap up this draft far soon than I can anticipate. That still leaves me with The Dreams to work on during Camp. Right now that seems to be the most likely candidate for a CampNaNoWriMo project. That story hasn’t had nearly enough of my attention lately.

My other options are a prequel to The Dreams focusing on Motoko and a tarot guided fantasy serial tentatively titled Dragon’s Mage. Neither of these projects are anywhere near ready to be written right now, but if I set my mind to it I could be ready by April 1.

Which project do you think I should work on during April?

Have you started preparing for CampNaNoWriMo? Tell me about your project!

Writing Progress January 29 – February 4, 2018

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January 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 142,146
  • Today’s word count: 125
  • Thoughts: I posted a chapter today. That’s part of the reason why my word count is low again. Another reason was being distracted by fiddling with settings for a new scene. It should be fixed now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I don’t think anything will distract me from it.

January 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 142,318
  • Today’s word count: 172
  • Thoughts: I struggled today. My characters didn’t want to move the plot forward. My solution was to introduce a new character, but that meant taking time to find a name to call that character. I suppose I could have used a filler name, but this character was coming through strong enough in my mind that he needed the right name.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I know I can do it. I’m motivated and armed with a brand new character.

January 31

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 142,589
  • Today’s word count: 271
  • Thoughts: Today was okay. I just wasn’t all that focused. I’m still feeling a bit off from some headache/sinus trouble I had earlier.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get back on track. I’m sure I can do it. I just need to put my mind to it.

February 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 142,764
  • Today’s word count: 175
  • Thoughts: I think I put too much pressure on myself today and I couldn’t handle it. You can tell from my word count.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. I’m not holding my breath. Fridays are always rough.

February 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 143,008
  • Today’s word count: 244
  • Thoughts: Well, today was better than I expected. I guess that’s the lesson. I need to lower my expectations so I can be pleasantly surprised more often.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising maybe. Hopefully I get a chapter posted on time for once.

February 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 143,424
  • Today’s word count: 416
  • Thoughts: Today was really productive! I’m feeling great about my writing and my progress with this novel.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. Let’s go!

February 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 143,851
  • Today’s word count: 427
  • Thoughts: I’m starting to feel like I’m making progress again. It’s a great feeling and I can already tell it is motivating me to write more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finally get the next chapter posted! I hope…

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