Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Chapter 15”)

I have two things to tell you today–one good, one bad.

The good? As of right now, I’m 32,000 words into NaNoWriMo (and 66,500 into Cadence as a whole), which means I’m (remarkably) ahead of schedule by a few days–probably the furthest into the competition I’ve ever been at the two week mark–and that’s honestly so weird and unexpected, because I wasn’t even supposed to be doing NaNoWriMo this year; I didn’t decide on it until like 11:55 PM on October 31st. And, even then, I was only shooting for 25k or so.

Yet, in the midst of doing all this writing, I’m still getting a ton of studying done, and turning in my assignments on time. I have no idea how it’s happening, but I think the magical writing fairies deserve a big thank you right now. If I manage to keep working like I am, the first draft of Cadence should be done by the end of the month. Whoohoooo!

The bad? This is the last chapter of Cadence I’m going to post. There are a lot of reveals in the next few chapters after this, and although Chapter Fifteen isn’t the most ideal stopping place, I don’t think there’s a better one. I’m really sorry–I’ve been enjoying getting your feedback so much, and thank you for reading all these blog posts all these months, but for the sake of maybe, someday publishing Cadence, if I’m super lucky, it’s more than likely not a good idea to post any more of it on the internet, at this point. And yeah.

So: Thank you again, for sticking with Olivia and Caden and everyone else through the past fourteen chapters, and I hope you enjoy this final installment. You have no idea how much your support means to me.

Links to previous chapters of Cadence:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Recap of What’s Happened So Far:



[Sorry this is no longer available–I’m editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]


Talk to you next week!


PS. Oh, and by the way: My one year Blogiversary is coming up in a little over a month and there’s going to be some pretty cool stuff going down for that, so keep checking back for more info. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Chapter 15”)

  1. okay i read chap 15 it is so good please publish i want the rest of the story because this is an okay place to stop temporarally but not permanantly this is like end of part one.


  2. I have not even read chapter 15 yet but I want to cry, the first 14 were so good that it will be hard for me to go around living a life without knowing how the book ends. I am tempted to not read this chapter the way I waited until you had finished putting what I thought the whole story was up, before starting. Reading Candace has inspired me to nanowrimo (I realize I only have a week so it will not be done in time but still I am writing a novel something I never would have done before reading your blog.) Julia please publish it, I would actually pay to read the end and I am sure other people would too.


    • Ahhh, congrats on starting NaNoWriMo! 😀 If you’re still under 18, you can do the Young Writers Program, if you’d like, which allows you to choose your own word count goal (www.ywp.nanowrimo.org); I did that for my first few years of NaNoWriMo, and it was especially helpful my VERY first year, because I didn’t join until the end of the month, either. I did 25k that year, and although it basically ate all of my free time, it wasn’t too hard. I’m so happy you’re writing a novel! It’s a fantastic experience. (Although I’m sort of required to say that, as a writer. 😉 )

      I’m definitely going to try to publish it, and thank you so much for reading what I’ve put up on the blog!


      • thankyou for the advice i am 17 so i am signing up for the thing you recomended. i am glad i found you, you have positively effected my life


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