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.
We had a tie this week between posting a memoir or a new chapter of Cadence, and since we just had a memoir last week (and I am currently drowning in Spanish homework and therefore lack the time to write anything), here’s Chapter 13 of Cadence!
[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!]
See you next Wednesday, happy one week to Halloween, and happy SEVEN DAYS TO NANOWRIMO!!! (Reminder that if you’re dressing up like a Hunger Games character for Halloween, I’d love to see your photos, and I’ll be sharing all of them on my blog this November. All you have to do is email your pic(s) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
So this week I’m participating in this really cool three day event called The Great Write Off. You should go check it out when you get the chance, because it’s basically like a mini-NaNoWriMo sort of fundraiser sort of thing, and it’s awesome. (And speaking of NaNoWriMo, now that it’s October, the website’s launched for this season! YAAAY!)
Hey there. It’s after midnight and I’m still up packing for college, so I figured I might as well give you this week’s Wordy Wednesday now, while I’ve still got internet access and am at least 50% awake (although that percentage is fading fast). Sound good? Good.
[Disclaimer: Reminder while you’re reading Cadence that this is an incomplete first draft of a novel I began writing for Camp NaNoWriMo this past June. It’s had no editing whatsoever, and I wasn’t exactly spending time on making it high-quality (let’s not forget, for example, how I wrote the first 11,000 words in one sitting). It was a NaNo novel, so just be warned about that. There will be typos and awkwardly worded sentences and weirdly dramatic moments and all that fun stuff. I apologize in advance, and thank you, you wonderful reader, for putting up with the errors. You rock.]
Because we had a three-way tie for what this week’s Wordy Wednesday should be between “short story,” “memoir,” and “a new chapter of Cadence,” and we just had a short story last week, and I didn’t have enough time to write a memoir today… I figured I’d give you more Cadence.
I AM GOING CRAZY RIGHT NOW. I’m currently working at a local drama camp in the mornings, prepping for my grad party this weekend in the afternoons, and attending theatre rehearsals in the evenings. Along with trying not to lose Camp NaNoWriMo too horribly.
I ache all over, I keep snapping at everybody, and I’m basically dressed like a giant five year old today because I couldn’t be bothered to find anything cute to wear.
And I look like this:
I really, really just want to get some sleep, but I can’t, because there’s so much stuff to do, and just… Gah. I can’t take it. I can’t wait until this week is over and everything slows down and I can go back to being like this:
(I know — even when I’m trying, I don’t have my usual perk and verve.)
But anyway, here’s today’s Wordy Wednesday! (To be honest, I’m not even sure today is Wednesday, but I’m assuming it is since this is going to be my third day of torture and it started on Monday… which comes two days before Wednesday. Yeah.)