Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chapters 52 and 53 of Evening Star Are Now Up!

The two looooongest chapters of Evening Star are now up on both Wattpad and Each chapter is over 4,000 words! is still having severe issues with italics. Somehow all spaces between italicized words just disappear so that the words are all smushed together. It's really annoying. I even edited all of Chapter 53 before uploading it, placing **two** spaces between each italicized word, but it didn't help. And I use italics a lot when Edward is reading people's minds.

I'm beginning to get really peeved.

Now only two chapters remain--one covering the time between Bella's birthday and the last day they're together, and the last one in which he leaves.

They're not going to be easy to write, but I want to finish preferably before the release of Breaking Dawn Part 1 next Friday, and definitely before November 30, the last day I can post if I want Evening Star to be included in the Watty Awards, the annual award for the best stories in each category on Wattpad. I know I really have no chance, but I do hope to at least place. It's a long shot, thought.

With house guests from Boston this week and way too many essays to grade, I'm only at 12,000 words for NaNoWriMo. If I can write another 2000 words tonight, then I can make it writing 2000 words every day (no days off!) for the rest of the month. We'll see.

Part of the problem is that I'm not just writing but am also editing each chapter before I post it on Wattpad and, and NaNoWriMo is all about NOT editing--just writing with abandon.

So we'll see if I have Evening Star completed by this time next week, shall we?

And let's not talk about how many Wattpad readers are upset about my not posting to Pinned but Fluttering this week. It simply wasn't possible.

And I've pushed myself so far now that I'm getting sick. Ugh. Hate that.

But I have been entertaining myself with drabble fics by CaraNo and Amethyst Jackson. I am so addicted to Cara's River that I can't see straight. ;)

So have a wonderful week, my fan fiction friends, and we'll see how much I can get accomplished in a week.

And enjoy Breaking Dawn Part 1. My daughter and I have our midnight tickets. Do YOU?


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