NaNo 2018 Day 7

Word count: 1207

Projects: The Morning Star which is no longer The Morning Star

Goals achieved/notes:

Now for something completely different. Before nanowrimo started I wanted to make progress on the sequel to my sci-fi novella, Past Life. Well, the sequel was not going well. So I threw the idea away (Not literally threw it away, I still have the draft file. Never throw anything away, copy and past into a different word doc but don’t throw anything away. You might need it later.) and started on something completely different. And by that I mean I’m now focusing on a completely different part of the universe. And I’m loving it.

But there’s a problem.

Past Life cannot exist on its own, it needs a sequel to complete it. Past Life is not a stand-alone book. That sequel no longer exists. Therefore Past Life is in a bit of a pickle.

So here’s what I’m going to do:

Firstly: I’ve taken Past Life out of circulation in most retail venues, however, you can still find it live on Prolific Works.

Secondly: I’m going to keep writing what I’ve started writing and if it turns out I don’t like it I will re-activate Past Life and life will resume as if nothing had happened and I will somehow figure out a way to make the sequel not suck.

But if it turns out I do like the new thing I’m doing…

Then I will re-launch Past Life. And it will be the thing that it was before PLUS all these new, cool things.

So that’s all I have for now. I’m super tired and I wanted to go to bed at 8 pm because it was raining all day and work, like yesterday was really tiring but I stayed awake and even thought I didn’t make my word count today I still wrote over 1000 words and I did the dishes AND I updated my blog so I’m totally winning right now even though I’m tired as fuck 🙂

Total word count: 9708

How are y’all doing?


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Jessica Halsey lives in Arkansas and is working toward earning a degree in Laboratory Science while she writes a horror series about werewolves, an urban fantasy series about fairies, and many strange poems. She loves birdwatching and performing venipuncture. Her house words are, “Is there blood on the floor?”

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