Novel month 2018 – Day 17

Still in Chapter 5, thanks to some…let’s call them personal problems. But I’m keeping pace, if barely. The two threads are in the process of intertwining, so things should be easier from here on out. And I’m connecting the whole thing to a storyline separated by over 4 millennia. Couldn’t be easier.

Today’s word count: 1,787
Total word count: 29,937
Daily average: 1,761
Projected total: 52,830

Novel month 2018 – Day 16

I had a bad day today. Didn’t get out of bed until 3, because I was so dizzy I could barely stand up. I’m still not feeling all that well, so I think I’ll cut a little earlier than I wanted. Still on Chapter 5, but it looks like the big meeting scene is postponed a day. Well, I’ve got time.

Today’s word count: 1,365
Total word count: 28,150
Daily average: 1,759
Projected total: 52,781

Novel month 2018 – Day 15

Back to normal now. No job, no hope, but a lot of writing. So I started Chapter 5, which moves back to our secondary POV, the not-quite-alien climatologist Chahin. This is where the two paths will cross, I’ve already decided, so I get to write that tomorrow. Always a good moment in a book.

Today’s word count: 2,025
Total word count: 26,785
Daily average: 1,785
Projected total: 53,570

Novel month 2018 – Day 14

So the interview turned out to be a bust. Well, that just puts me in the right frame of mind to write, right? Thanks to my utter failure at being hired, I finished Chapter 4. Little bit of action, little bit of drama, it all worked out okay. Unlike some things in my life.

Today’s word count: 2,162
Total word count: 24,760
Daily average: 1,768
Projected total: 53,057

Novel month 2018 – Day 13

So I did what’s technically my first job interview today, and it was something else. But that cut into my writing time, and my wisdom tooth’s bothering me, so I didn’t get much done on the story front. We’re still in Chapter 4, but now business is picking up. I hope to finish tomorrow. I also hope to hear that I’m now a professional developer, but let’s stick to reasonable goals, right?

Today’s word count: 1,004
Total word count: 22,598
Daily average: 1,738
Projected total: 52,149

Novel month 2018 – Day 12

Stopping early today, because I want to take a little more time to prepare for my big interview tomorrow. Call it halfway through Chapter 4, and I hope I can tell you two things in the next update. One, that I’ve finished the chapter, and two, that I’m that much closer to having a job. Fingers crossed, knock on wood, and whatever else you gotta do.

Today’s word count: 1,138
Total word count: 21,594
Daily average: 1,799
Projected total: 53,985

Novel month 2018 – Day 11

One hundred years ago marked the end of World War I. It’s only appropriate that my writing for today is the beginning of this story’s only significant military action. So far, that’s just a scouting mission, but there will be fighting soon enough. Maybe later in Chapter 4, but we’ll see.

Today’s word count: 2,063
Total word count: 20,456
Daily average: 1,859
Projected total: 55,789

Novel month 2018 – Day 10

Finished Chapter 3, which ended with a nice little callback to the “main” timeline of the Otherworld series. (Put simply and without spoilers, a character named in “The Lessons Learned”, the novella I put out two months ago, appears here as a child.)

The hardest part of this one is getting into the mindset of…well, let’s just call them an alien civilization. An alien civilization roughly on par with the Egyptians just before the construction of the Pyramids, at that. You thought Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was a culture shock?

Today’s word count: 2,144
Total word count: 18,393
Daily average: 1,839
Projected total: 55,179

Novel month 2018 – Day 9

Finished up early today. That way, I’ve got more time for other things, like this coding interview I’m doing next Tuesday. (Don’t worry, I’m expecting the worst out of that.) Anyway, we’re most of the way through Chapter 3 now, and today’s writing was more setup. That’s how it is sometimes. I know this story’s shorter, so I do have to pick up the pace soon, but it’s coming. I can feel it.

Today’s word count: 1,999
Total word count: 16,249
Daily average: 1,805
Projected total: 54,163

Novel month 2018 – Day 8

Moving into Chapter 3 now, which is our first introduction to the #2 POV for this story. It also features a place well-known to readers of Chronicles of the Otherworld, specifically Written in Black and White and Situational Awareness. Of course, four millennia of change renders it essentially unrecognizable, but that’s how it goes when you’re writing something like this.

Today’s word count: 2,006
Total word count: 14,250
Daily average: 1,781
Projected total: 53,437