I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!
Total chapters completed: 7 out of approximately 15
Final word count: 50, 089
I was planning to share a larger excerpt from my novel after reaching my goal of 50,000 words (woop woop!) but after I decided I was done for the day, I didn't have the energy to search the whole book and find something good enough for public view. Lolz. So, instead, I'm going to share with you a short story that I wrote wayyy back in summer 2013, which was when I started thinking about the characters for this book.
I stumbled upon it by accident a few days ago (during one of my bouts of serious procrastination, oopsie) and thought, 1. woah, I forgot this existed, and 2. okay, I need to share this. So here's a link to the original blog post where I shared the story, called i have loved the stars. (for those of you who may be confused, it takes place before the accident that leaves Skylar, my main character, deaf.)
Well, now I need a break. I'm putting my novel to bed for today... we'll see what happens tomorrow. Thanks for walking this journey with me - and for being so supportive, especially on my last recap post! I was not being "a good little writer and staying off the internet," as Danielle so eloquently put it, so I read your encouragement in real time and SO appreciated it.
Love to all,