I have two things to tell you today–one good, one bad.
The good? As of right now, I’m 32,000 words into NaNoWriMo (and 66,500 into Cadence as a whole), which means I’m (remarkably) ahead of schedule by a few days–probably the furthest into the competition I’ve ever been at the two week mark–and that’s honestly so weird and unexpected, because I wasn’t even supposed to be doing NaNoWriMo this year; I didn’t decide on it until like 11:55 PM on October 31st. And, even then, I was only shooting for 25k or so.
Yet, in the midst of doing all this writing, I’m still getting a ton of studying done, and turning in my assignments on time. I have no idea how it’s happening, but I think the magical writing fairies deserve a big thank you right now. If I manage to keep working like I am, the first draft of Cadence should be done by the end of the month. Whoohoooo!
The bad? This is the last chapter of Cadence I’m going to post. There are a lot of reveals in the next few chapters after this, and although Chapter Fifteen isn’t the most ideal stopping place, I don’t think there’s a better one. I’m really sorry–I’ve been enjoying getting your feedback so much, and thank you for reading all these blog posts all these months, but for the sake of maybe, someday publishing Cadence, if I’m super lucky, it’s more than likely not a good idea to post any more of it on the internet, at this point. And yeah.
So: Thank you again, for sticking with Olivia and Caden and everyone else through the past fourteen chapters, and I hope you enjoy this final installment. You have no idea how much your support means to me.
Links to previous chapters of Cadence:
Recap of What’s Happened So Far:
Meet Olivia. She’s an eleventh grader at the Cartwright Institute for Young Women and an ex-assassin for the Society for the Greater Good, a (literally) underground society that trains teenagers to be vigilantes, taking out the bad guys the US government can’t. Olivia thinks things are all fine and dandy, going to school at Cartwright and making friends with the civilians, until out of nowhere the SGG sends her old assassin-friends after her to bring her back to headquarters (you know, minus Ashlyn, whose death was the reason Olivia left in the first place). The Society’s got a mission for her: Figure out what’s up with this random pocket watch that a terrorist left in the John Hancock Building, or die trying. But at least she’s partnered with her old best friend and partner in crime, Caden, right?
[Sorry this is no longer available--I'm editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]
Talk to you next week!
PS. Oh, and by the way: My one year Blogiversary is coming up in a little over a month and there’s going to be some pretty cool stuff going down for that, so keep checking back for more info.