Novel month 2019 – Day 21

Today’s word count: 1,943
Total word count: 46,461
Daily average: 2,212
Projected total: 66,372

(Edit 11/21/19: Fixed my arithmetic.)

Ah, the penultimate chapter. Time for me to make things happen. Chapter 8 always holds a special place in my writing, for some reason. No idea why. It just seems to work out that way. This one’s a little different, but I’ll still try to make it great.

Novel month 2019 – Day 20

Today’s word count: 2,620
Total word count: 44,518
Daily average: 2,225
Projected total: 66,759

Done with Chapter 7, and done with Earth. The last two chapters take place entirely in the other world, and they’re through the eyes of people who have never been there. So I get my exploration in, even as I’m wrapping up the story. I think it worked out. First time for everything, right?

Novel month 2019 – Day 19

Today’s word count: 1.788
Total word count: 41,898
Daily average: 2,205
Projected total: 66,154

More Chapter 7 today, and I left off on the verge of probably the most important moment in the whole story: the transport. That’s right. Tomorrow, I’ll finally get the crew off Earth and into the other world where they belong. Now, there may be chapters in later episodes that come back to our planet (I did that in Season 2), but we’re fast approaching the point where the action takes place in a world not our own. I can’t wait.

Novel month 2019 – Day 16

Today’s word count: 2,380
Total word count: 35,418
Daily average: 2,213
Projected total: 66,408

Well, this was an eventful day. More than halfway through Chapter 6, and I had to juggle everything else in the world. The Roku problems from yesterday resurfaced, and somehow they were caused by my brother playing the new Pokemon game?!? Water’s still not drinkable, I’m barely holding on, and my most optimistic character is having a crisis. So this month is going great!

Novel month 2019 – Day 15

Today’s word count: 1,225
Total word count: 33,038
Daily average: 2,202
Projected total: 66,076

Stopping early again, because I just can’t write when everything around me is breaking down. Even Amy the Eternal Optimist isn’t enough to salvage this day. I know where her chapter’s going, though, so I should be able to make up for this tomorrow. Assuming I have clean water, a working TV, and maybe a little bit of good luck every now and then.

Novel month 2019 – Day 14

Today’s word count: 1,666
Total word count: 31,813
Daily average: 2,272
Projected total: 68,170

Another short day, but I just don’t feel like writing today. So I finished Chapter 5, and the finish wasn’t even that great. But that’s one character I don’t have to write for a long time, which is good enough for me. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow. Chapter 6 is Amy, and as you know from my previous Otherworld adventures, if Amy can’t cheer me up, nothing will.

Novel month 2019 – Day 13

Today’s word count: 1,898
Total word count: 30,147
Daily average: 2,319
Projected total: 69.570

Still in Chapter 5, and I’m remembering why Jenn is my least favorite Otherworld character to write. I just don’t have much to say for her, and I don’t have time to throw a curveball. Well, I’ll figure something out. Besides, the big stuff happens after this chapter.

Novel month 2019 – Day 12

Today’s word count: 2,470
Total word count: 28,249
Daily average: 2,354
Projected total: 70,622

Another day, another chapter. Yesterday, I finished writing my favorite character in this series. Today, I started on my least favorite. Either this will be a struggle, or I’ll speed through it in an attempt to get past her. We’ll see tomorrow, I suppose, but I’m effectively at the halfway point of the story now.