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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

So, my “hot chocolate” has become more like “cold, chocolately water”. …Bummer.

’Ello. I am still alive; never fear!
Today is, naturally, the thirteenth day of NaNo.
I didn’t write much yesterday, but I WILL make up for it today. I was quite ahead by Sunday, so even without writing much yesterday, I only need an extra hundred-ish words today. On top of the 1,670. I have honestly barely paid attention to that. My goal is to get at least the word-par for that day.

And I have decided something.
I hate to do this, feel like a traitor…but it is time.

I am going to actually start using parenthesis in my writing again, instead of brackets.

It is going to take some getting used to…but, alas…I feel I must.
So sad.
Goodbye, brackets. You will always look cooler to me.

In more serious news, I have decided something else: After NaNo, I am going to try really hard to keep up the pace of 50,000 words a month. If I do that, and each book is about the same size, I will be finished with the ENTIRE STORY within a year.

That…is insane.
But so, so exciting and hopeful.
I mean, I have looked at this story and thought, “Man, it is going to take me like five years to finish this. And that’s without any life interruptions.”

But to see that it is actually possible to have it done in a year…that is just…wow. Just wow.


1. Chapter nineteen is done, as is twenty. That means I am ON chapter twenty-one, and I already have some of it written. Actually, I have some of every chapter from here on out already written; at this point, it comes down to just bridging stuff, and adding a few more pieces to the puzzle. I am so close. So close.  

2. I added something at the end, which is fun. (My version of “fun”.) This allows for something to happen that I really wanted to keep…and it also means the book will very likely be twenty-three chapters. Yes, I keep adding; first it was twenty-one…blah blah. Yeah, and the inn part was only supposed to be five chapters. (It now spans fifteen.) BUT…based on what I have, and what seems to be left…twenty-three is a very good guess.

3. Since my last post, I have added these parts to the story:
            ~Her traveling to the city (different from her getting to/into it); it is several different scenes/parts
            ~The aftermath of her first encounter with the half-breed guy
            ~A really awful dream, and the aftermath of it
            ~A different long conversation between her and a half-breed girl
            ~Another interaction between her and those girls, where she allows them to help her a little
            ~A very new twist-idea thing that I thought of, where she tries to leave the city; several parts to this
            ~A conversation between her and her guy (wait, did I say “her” guy?! Hehe!), which actually takes place in book three

And…that is pretty much it, I think. =)

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