Novel month 2018 – Day 22

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Yes, I did write a bit today, because there’s a whole lot of nothing between waking up (around 10:30) and dinner with your family (as soon as I get done typing this). So I made it a little farther through Chapter 7, and I’m on the precipice of the story’s climax. It’s looking pretty good, and it’ll actually tie up a few loose ends I left hanging in the main Otherworld stories. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

Today’s word count: 1,570
Total word count: 39,133
Daily average: 1,778
Projected total: 53,363

Novel month 2018 – Day 21

Not really feeling it much today. I was busy with code work. Yes, I still do the programming thing. I’ve been getting back into it lately, and now I have…ideas. Hopefully, I’ll be able to show them off soon.

Anyway, I did finish Chapter 6, and I even started Chapter 7. It’s all building up to some major events, and I feel confident I can finish the whole thing by month’s end. The 50K mark should be relatively easy. Getting to the end, though, we’ll see.

Today’s word count: 1,491
Total word count: 37,563
Daily average: 1,788
Projected total: 53,661

Novel month 2018 – Day 20

Would you believe I actually forgot I was releasing a story today? “The Candle’s Flame” came out, and you can pick it up over at my Patreon for a pledge of only a dollar a month.

As for the current writing project, Seasons Change, it’s still moving forward. Chapter 6 is almost done, though I couldn’t quite finish it today. Drama, tension, and soon to be action. It’s been a rough road, but I think I can put it all together.

Today’s word count: 2,319
Total word count: 36,072
Daily average: 1,803
Projected total: 54,108

Release: The Candle’s Flame (A Bridge Between Worlds 6)

And so we come to journey’s end.

In the entire history of her people, Etanya was the first to travel to another world. Her new friends, including one who had become somewhat more, all came from theirs to hers, but she went the other way. No story, no tale, could prepare her for what she saw. Surrounded by unfamiliar faces, strange machines, and things she can only describe as magic, she wants nothing more than to find her place. That place, she well knows, is at Ramon’s side, but can he take that final step?

This is the end of A Bridge Between Worlds, but it’s far from the last you’ll see of the Otherworld setting. No, I have greater things in store for it. Season 2 of the main story, titled Return to the Otherworld, will debut in early 2019. Until that time, you can get all of my novels and novellas in this setting, plus the many other works I’ve written, at my Patreon. All it takes is a pledge of a few dollars a month. You can cancel anytime, and you get to keep anything you’ve downloaded. No DRM, no fuss. It’s almost too easy.

Whatever you do, I’d like to thank you for traveling with me down this strange and wonderful road. I’ll see you again soon, so keep reading!

Novel month 2018 – Day 19

Moving through Chapter 6, but I’m getting a little bogged down. That’s not just from the story, though. I’ve written almost as much in general communication, or that’s what it feels like. Anyway, I’m moving on, so don’t worry about me. Setting up for a big finish…I hope.

Today’s word count: 1,972
Total word count: 33,753
Daily average: 1,776
Projected total: 53,294

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