Halfway Mark

My goal for the day was to hit 25,000 words and with a little morning and after work session, I was able to hit it. These two chapters were a little harder to write, since one of the catalysts of the story occurred in Chapter Eight. I debated adding in another chapter delving into detailed aftermath, but opted to advance the story and let the revelation sink in a little.

The next few days will likely see a slow down in writing as I have a concert tomorrow night and school work to catch up on.

While Chapter Ten didn’t have an outfit muse, I am posting two that tie in to Chapter Nine. First is the outfit Rebecca wears to Christmas with Kyle’s family and the second is the wedding dress Kyle’s mother picked for Rebecca.

Chapter Nine
Rebecca's Dress

Monday Morning

This morning, I was up at 4:30 to work out. I drank my pre-workout and put on my sports bra. I was ready to get my TurboFire ON! And then I thought, wait I can write a few words before I work out. So, I busted out my laptop and proceeded to sweat out over 2,800 words and complete Chapter Seven.

Workout will have to happen tonight. (Also, full confession: I am eating candy corn for breakfast. I think I fail at being healthy this morning).

Chapter Seven

Chapter Six and The Slowdown

Chapter six started as something else and then I felt that the story might be moving too quickly, so I decided to insert another chapter. As a result, my flow was a little off and the words did not come as easily. But considering I knocked out over 10,000 words in two days, I am good with where today ended up. Hopefully, I can keep up the momentum over the week along with workouts, work and school.

It’s not easy, but I’ve found that writing and the promise of writing is helping to balance things out. It is energizing to be excited about a project and I’ve found I am able to take that enthusiasm and translate it to work or school when I am not writing.

Hi, my name is Andrea and I am feeling extra cheestastic today 🙂

With that, Chapter Six is up and I am a little envious of Rebecca’s outfit. I do not have the balls to wear red pants.

Chapter Six

Chapter Six by girlinnashville featuring black shoes

Chapter Five: Twelve Thousand Words!

Rise and shine! Time changes and I do not really get along and as a result I was wide awake at 4 am. I tried to fight it as long as I could, but eventually decided to wake up and get writing. As a result … Chapter Five is now locked and loaded.

On a side note, if you are reading the book as I write, I would love to hear your feedback! Are you hating it or loving it? Do the typos of the rough draft make your skin crawl (mine too, *must not edit, just right* is my daily mantra)? Shoot me an email and let me know, or leave a comment below.

Chapter Five

Ten Thousand Words

Whew! 10,000 words in 2 days! It is not as easy as it sounds, was up early yesterday and stayed up late last night writing and then right back at is this morning.

I went to my first write in with the NaNoWriMo Nashville group. It was awesome to be around other writers, all of us writing about different things but with the same goal in mind.

Be sure to check out Chapters 1-4, all posted on the Fiction tab.

And for your fashion viewing pleasure, Chapter Four’s outfit inspiration …

Chapter Four

NaNoWriMo Eve

Happy Halloween! Or for my fellow crazies, NaNoWriMo Eve! Tomorrow starts the 30-day, 50,000 word insanity that will be National Novel Writing Month.

This will be my first year attempting to complete NaNoWriMo – and I am ready. I have a good idea of what I am writing about and where it will go and how it will end. My characters have taken up residence in my brain (it sounds creepy and weird, but it’s not … at least I don’t think it is).

The adventure begins tomorrow so be sure to come back and click on the Fiction tab above to ride along.


I may be slightly insane – in addition to entering the holidays, busy times at work, finals in classes  … oh, and National Novel Writing Month. Fifty thousand words in 30 days. Yep, you ready that right, 50,000 words in 30 days. Easy peasy, right? That remains to be seen.

Writing is my passion – the one thing I feel at home doing and the one thing I can completely allow myself to get lost in. Over the last four years or so, I’ve dabbled in writing (outside of work and blogging) and I’ve missed committing to and focusing on a goal and completing a work.

There are characters and stories in my imagination that need to be written and I’ve used the excuse of time constraints for far too long. So, I am accepting the NaNoWriMo challenge and committing to writing at least 50,000 words this November.

I have the idea for the novel and some outlines of characters and chapters. The real writing doesn’t begin until November 1, but now I am working on researching and developing.

As I write the novel, I will be posting each chapter as it is written – flaws and all. My intent is the write the story; share it with my family and readers and then once completed, go back and edit and work on re-writes. After that, who knows … either way, I am writing.

Come back on November 1 and click on the Fiction tab above to come along.