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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Writing Progress May 14 – 20, 2018

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May 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 170,725
  • Today’s word count: 500
  • Thoughts: Today was pretty productive once I sat down and forced myself to focus. Before that I was a mess. It was hard to concentrate.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. May 15, 2018 will be day 1,000 of me tracking my writing daily!

May 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 171,248
  • Today’s word count: 523
  • Thoughts: It might not have been my biggest word count day, but it seems like a fitting number of words for the 1000th day of me tracking my word count from one day to the next. It’s slightly above my average and an amount I consider to be perfectly acceptable.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I know I can do it.

May 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 171,405
  • Today’s word count: 157
  • Thoughts: Today did not go as I planned at all. I wanted to write a ton of words, but I woke up with a headache that just kept coming back every time I thought I had chased it away for good.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. As long as the headache doesn’t chase me down I should be able to do it.

May 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 172,116
  • Today’s word count: 711
  • Thoughts: I was really worried that I wouldn’t write much today. Then, right before bed I decided to try changing things up. Instead of writing at my desk, I took my laptop and wrote in bed. It worked! I wrote plenty.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing and hopefully I will manage to get this week’s chapter revised and posted on Patreon a day early.

May 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 172,120
  • Today’s word count: 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 45,337
  • Today’s word count: 71

  • Thoughts: Today was pretty productive while still being a typical Friday. I got this week’s chapter of Inbetween revised and I worked on The Dreams a little bit as well.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to get this week’s chapter posted and keep on writing.

May 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 45,526
  • Today’s word count: 189
  • Thoughts: Today was an interesting day. I got a chapter posted! I worked on the new draft of The Dreams. I did a lot of stuff that wasn’t writing like playing a game and going outside. Overall, it was a pretty good Saturday.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I have no where to go so I can put my focus on writing.

May 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 172,634
  • Today’s word count: 514
  • Thoughts: Today was about as productive as I thought it would be. I’m pretty pleased with myself. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write as much as I wanted today. There was a lot going on to distract me, but I got past it and made the words happen.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should be able to do it. I have plenty of time.

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Writing Progress May 7 – 13, 2018

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May 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 168,125
  • Today’s word count: 639
  • Thoughts: Today was a pretty productive day. It took me a long time to get the words, not because I was distracted, but because the words were constantly trickling out. These sorts of days are pretty great.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I know I can do it!

May 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 168,445
  • Today’s word count: 320
  • Thoughts: Today was not the day I hoped for. I wanted to have a fantastic, productive writing day, but I got a monster of a headache instead. I tried to write, but I didn’t get as far as I had hoped.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. If I can manage to feel better, I think I can do it.

May 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 168,588
  • Today’s word count: 143

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 45,266
  • Today’s word count: 2

  • Thoughts: Today did not go like I hoped. I spent a lot of time acting as tech support while trying to get my boyfriend’s computer up and running. I managed to do some revising done while fighting with Windows, but I could not focus on writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing and some more revising!

May 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 169,153
  • Today’s word count: 565
  • Thoughts: Today was a bit better, but I’m still not totally thrilled with what I accomplished. I should be happy. I wrote. I just don’t like how hard it was to get myself to start writing. It make me nervous for tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More revising. Let’s hope for a better than average Friday!

May 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 169,975
  • Today’s word count: 822
  • Thoughts: Today was not a typical Friday in any way. I was busy. I was productive. It was awesome. I wish more days could be like this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Wrap up revisions and get this week’s chapter posted! I know I can do it. I just hope I can write after I get all that work done.

May 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 170,021
  • Today’s word count: 46
  • Thoughts: Today was a bit of a strange day. I wrapped up my revisions for this week’s chapter and got it posted. Then I tried to write and spent most of my time distracted by my wandering mind. I wanted to focus, but there were too many stray thoughts in my head to settle on one thing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to focusing on writing. I know I can do it. There’s plenty of story to be told. I just need to write it down.

May 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 170,225
  • Today’s word count: 204
  • Thoughts: Today was not the greatest writing day ever. It took a lot of effort to get started and when I did, my writing was still crawling along. I won’t complain about progress, though, and I did make progress today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m positive I can make a ton of words happen if I put my mind to it.

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Writing Progress April 30 – May 6, 2018

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April 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 165,640
  • Today’s word count: 38

  • Project: The Dreams character study/fluff
  • Word count: 1,497

  • Thoughts: I took some time to write by hand today and once again it proved to be really productive. I wish that I felt confident I could transcribe everything in a timely manner. Then I might feel comfortable working on more of my main project by hand. I hate trying to type up my own writing, though. I get ahead of myself and manage to skip a lot of words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I feel confident I can make it happen after the great day I had today.

May 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 166,171
  • Today’s word count: 531
  • Thoughts: Today was a productive day. I have no complaints about the words I wrote today. If every day could be like today, I’d be in really good shape.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully I can keep the good writing mojo going.

May 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 166,563
  • Today’s word count: 392

  • Project: The Dreams character study/fluff
  • Word count: 2,394

  • Thoughts: Yay! Another productive day! I wish all days could be like this, but I know that I couldn’t keep up this pace. I’m going to enjoy it for as long as I have the time and energy to put into the work.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Some revising. I think I can make it happen.

May 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 166,778
  • Today’s word count: 215
  • Thoughts: Today was not the great writing day I hoped to have. The surprise jump to summer weather around here drained me of energy. I napped. I tried to keep cool. I didn’t get nearly as much done as I would have liked.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More revising. Let’s see if I can have a fantastic Friday!

May 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 166,894
  • Today’s word count: 116
  • Thoughts: This was such a typical Friday writing-wise. I had too much going on to concentrate on writing for long.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. I want to get this week’s chapter posted!

May 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 167,199
  • Today’s word count: 305
  • Thoughts: Today was okay. It could have been better, of course, but I think it could have been a lot worse. I had a fairly busy day and still managed to find time to write!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Get the chapter posted (only a little bit late).

May 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 167,486
  • Today’s word count: 287
  • Thoughts: I did what I set out to do! I’m pretty proud of that. Now I just have to hope everyone enjoys the new chapter.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing! Mondays are usually pretty productive. Let’s hope I can keep up that pattern.

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April 2018 CampNaNoWriMo Wrap Up

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No win for me! That’s not a surprise. I never win Camp.

I did make some real progress in April. I had my best month of writing so far this year. It wasn’t as spectacular as I hoped it would be when I set my original goal of 30k and I wasn’t quite able to meet my reduced goal of 15k.

Not reaching my reduced goal was a bit of a disappointment. I tried to pick a lowered goal that would be possible for me to achieve, but I might have still overestimated my ability. Giving myself permission to officially lower my goal this month was a milestone itself. I have a tendency to be stubborn and let myself continue to fail rather than adjust to my circumstances. I got over that this month and I think it will lead to a healthier attitude toward Camp in the future.

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I had a couple really great days during April. I wasn’t particularly good at updating my progress during the month so some of the jumps on the graph represent multiple days worth of writing, but overall, my progress for the month was extremely uneven. My good writing days were great and I barely wrote at all on the bad days. I did manage to write every day of the month, though.

30 days of sitting down to write every day is an accomplishment, even if other goals weren’t met.

I still have a lot of work to do on the latest draft of The Dreams and Inbetween is still demanding most of my attention as I try to build up a decent buffer of words. I’ll keep trying to juggle both projects and try to make another push to really take a bite out of the new draft of The Dreams in July.

In the mean time, I’ll keep writing. New chapters of Inbetween will go up here on the blog every week. As I work on The Dreams new scenes will go up over on my Patreon so be sure to join in fun over there if you’re interested in following the evolution of that story.

How did CampNaNoWriMo go for you? Did you meet your goal or have some other kind of victory? Let me know in the comments!