Update Link: Watch Me Burn – Part 14
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I actually got a pretty decent amount done, considering how I got started with an asthma attack and then waking up with a migraine. My niece turned 12, which is deeply disturbing. Who told her she was allowed to grow up?
NaNoWriMo & Kismet
I broke 30k for NaNoWriMo — I’m still behind the pacing that NaNo suggests, but if I can manage 2k a day for the next 10 days, we’ll meet the goal of 50k. That would be great, honestly, but I’m just happy I have six chapters of a novel I don’t want to throw out, lol. My history with NaNo outside of July is, uh, troublesome.
- 2018 – Counting Stars. Failed. Trashed entire draft and completely rewrote in 2022
- 2019 – For the Broken Girl: Failed. Trashed entire daft and complete rewrote in 2020.
- 2020 – Fool Me Twice, Book 1: Won! Wrote 50k and finished first draft two weeks later, but I didn’t start it fresh on November 1, so it’s a half win, lol. Still 😛
- 2021 – Smoke & Mirrors: Failed. Trashed draft. Still haven’t rewritten
The six chapters I’ve finished are solid and will definitely be in the draft. My personal goal for November is to complete Act 1, which is 13 chapters. I’d need to write one chapter a day or so for the next week.
I don’t know yet how long Kismet will be. I have Act 1 completely broken down, but I wanted to explore the story universe before I broke down Acts 2 and 3. I know the big events and some of the small moments, but I hope to throw some time at the plot sketch on Thanksgiving Break.
We’re actually here! The first four chapters are being posted tomorrow at 7 AM. I’ll be posting four chapters every single Monday until sometime in January. I’m experimenting with this release schedule so that you don’t have to check the site every other day, and you can read that week’s updates at your own pace.
I worked really hard on this story, and it’s definitely outside my usual timeline — I’ve mostly played in the 2002-06 timeline since I came back to writing in 2014. I really hope you guys leave some reviews or thumbs up if you enjoy the chapters.
I’m really hoping to add in the Friday update this coming week so we can finish up Invisible Strings, but I’m not promising anything just yet. I have to update my posting schedule. I spent some time today working on the plot sketch for Watch Me Burn, so I’m happy to be back in the flow of updating.
See you guys tomorrow! (I’m so glad I’m starting to post Counting Stars tomorrow!)