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November Round-up

All things reading and writing.


Started reading a book. That’s something.


November has been long and grueling. And I got pretty much nothing done. NaNo was a bust. I’m sad. But, I guess I have more words than I did before even if it was far below my expectations.

I only wrote about 12 days, totaling 12,701 for the month, bringing the YTD total to 231,508.


I’ll be lucky to make my usual 250k goal for GYWO. The 350k one is completely out of reach. Haven’t decided which way I’m going to go for next year.

Streak: My streak is now at 699 days (since January 1, 2017)!


I managed to edit one fic. I mean, my focus was on finishing Heaven Can’t Wait for NaNo so getting anything else done is just bonus.


Posted one chapter of Heaven and one other story. (so very sad)

Heaven Can’t Wait – Chapter 37
Wax in the Frosting (Girl Genius)

Six Sentences on Sunday

sixsentences~*~Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project — published, in progress, for your cat — whatever.~*~

From a Girl Genius story:

After a moment, Gil snapped the book closed. “You’re my best friend.”

Tarvek blinked. “You’re my best friend, too,” he said slowly, not sure where Gil was going.

“I like you.”

“Um, okay. I li-”

Girl Genius fic: Wax in the Frosting

It’s been nearly a year since time stopped, freezing his friends in the town below, but Gil doesn’t even know what day it is. Luckily, Bangladesh Dupree has his back and a cake. Written for day seven of Girl Genius Week 2018 (better late than never).
980 words | [PG]

Gil jerked away from his desk, nearly knocking his coffee onto the papers he’d been reading as Bangladesh Dupree deposited a cake in front of him. It listed to one side some and the creamy frosting was smeared on one corner where it looked like she’d helped herself to a taste. Oddest of all, twenty-three tiny, colorful candles stuck out of the top at various intervals with no discernible pattern.

“What’s this?”

“It’s a cake,” she said, plopping down in a chair across from him.

“I can see that. Why?”

She cocked her head. “What do you mean ‘why?’ It’s your birthday.” Read more…

Heaven Can’t Wait – Chapter 37

<< Chapter Thirty-Six | Table of Contents | Chapter Thirty-Eight >>


Chapter Thirty-Seven – Confused and Conflicted

One of the girls that works in the mess hall passes out candles. Bellamy’s is in a little tin cup. Clarke and Niylah share one which means they’re going to be together after lunch. Probably going back to Clarke’s quarters.

When Clarke reaches for Niylah’s hand, he can’t take it anymore. He knows he’s being a jealous, petty ass, but it’s been a crappy couple of days, and after everything, he can’t watch the two of them together no matter how platonic their relationship might be.

“I’ve got some work to do,” he mumbles as he collects Heaven, Bae, and the scraps of food.

Clarke starts at his sudden movement. Niylah gives him a thoughtful look as usual. Her hand slips from Clarke’s—a lot more naturally than when Bellamy attempted the same thing minutes ago. She knows. Goddamnit, she knows. How does everyone know except Clarke?

Maybe if you quit being an idiot and tell her.

Shut up.

“Bellamy-” Clarke says softly, tearing at his heart. But she doesn’t say anything else so he leaves. Like an idiot. Read more…

Six Sentences on Sunday

sixsentences~*~Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project — published, in progress, for your cat — whatever.~*~

From Heaven Can’t Wait:

She doesn’t move her fingers. Bellamy doesn’t breathe. Being this close to Clarke always does crazy things to him and being this raw, emotionally, is making it harder resist. The room boils around them. Bellamy can’t take it anymore. The dancing around and pretending.

November Goals

Recap from October:

Reading: Hahahahahahahah. F
Writing: Did my journal (of course). Wrote two of the Girl Genius stories but didn’t edit or post them. And did absolutely nothing else on the list. D-
Finishing/Editing: So, finished editing Attention to Detail (YAY!). Edited chapters 35 & 36 of Heaven and started 37 but have been distracted by Halloween stuff (Boo!). Only edited 3 of the Girl Genius stories (eh). And I think I finished like one of the stories from last month. C
Posting: Got three of the four chapters for Heaven Can’t Wait. BOTH of the chapters for Attention to Detail and four stories. A-

October was a horrible month for writing (for various reasons). But I survived. Onto November and NaNoWriMo. C

November Goals:


  • read four books (fingers crossed)
  • finish reading the Girl Genius again


  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • at least 1667 words every day
  • write chapters 38 & 39 and 42-70 of Heaven Can’t Wait


  • edit chapters 37-42 of Heaven Can’t Wait


  • Post four chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait

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