Sunday, January 25, 2015

Slowly Working on Chapter 4

So, last week was finals, so unfortunately, I didn't really have much time to write, just lots, and lots of studying. I did try to jot down a few thoughts here and there, but made little to no progress in my book, it just wasn't a good week. Though I was super busy during the week, I did, like I said, make a little progress this weekend, so I can write a brief summary on my progress...

Progress so far in my book:

So I did some brief writing of Chapter 4, and so far in the beginning of this chapter, you see the relationship  between Clay and Bella slowly reveal itself, and you also see the dynamics that appear when the have conversations. This is only a small portion of the time they have together, after they have their scene in the beginning of the chapter, things will continue to progress, and then to finish the chapter off Bella and Clay meet up again, but before we get to that, Bella leaves Clay in the beginning of the chapter. So, Bella begins to start back to her normal life, and goes through the rest of her school day, meeting new people, and also some small developments in the plot happen (which I can't mention without spoiling a bit of the story), and finally her school day comes to an end. After school Bella meets back up with Clay, and they plan to have Amber meet them later on, to discuss what happened throughout the day, and this is when you really can see how these three characters act around each other, and towards each other in a group setting.

I really want to write more soon, hopefully when I'm not so busy, and I have great plans for the rest of Chapter 4 and ahead. I plan to really start adding interest to the story, now that I have almost all of the main characters introduced and all of the relationships are apparent and developing. I cant wait to get writing again this week, and I will hopefully have MUCH more to tell you about in my next blog post!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Chapter 2+3 and beginning 4

So, I had a ton of time to just write, and move my story along over break, and I really took that time to my advantage. I found myself writing every night before I went to sleep, and by the end of break I had all of Chapter 2 done, and most of Chapter 3. Then from Monday to today, I was able to finish Chapter 3 and I also just barely started writing Chapter 4. These past couple of chapters have started to introduce more characters, and you will now slowly start to see the main story line problem developing. Theses chapters are meant to draw you in, and encourage you to keep reading, so you can follow along and see what will happen, and where everything goes, so I used a couple of cliffhangers to make sure those who read want to continue to read it! I hope to have Chapter 4 done, and maybe start Chapter 5 by my next blog post, and I also really hope that everything continues to go as smooth as it has these last couple of weeks!

Progress so far in my book:

So, in Chapter 3 you are introduced to Clay, Bella's second best friend. Clay is extremely rebellious, like Bella, only far worse. He has had a good life, yet he just hates the world, and everything in it. Bella likes Clay because she is one of the very few people who understands him, and who he doesn't think is annoying or stuck up. Clay has a very close relationship with Bella, so Bella often finds herself sticking up for him and this then results to her getting in trouble, which is shown in Chapter 2. Clay has a very interesting relationship with Bella's other friend Amber, he really likes Amber, yet she is sort of afraid of him, and finds him extremely dangerous. You also will meet the schools Principal, Mr. Blakely, who is somewhat of a horrible guy...He enjoys seeing students be miserable, and feels a particular hatred towards Bella and Clay. Then, in Chapter 3 you get to meet more characters, Loralei, who is a school guard, and Felicity, Lila, and Carter, who are kids who could be considered in the same group as Clay and Bella, kind of like outsiders, who all believe in stuff different then what they're told. Chapter 3 ends with a plot twist, and leaves Bella wondering what to do, so she makes a choice, which then in turn, unfortunately gets her in trouble once again. Finally, Chapter 4 starts with Bella and Clay talking, and Bella spills an important secret to him, which he was not supposed to hear, leaving him upset and scared, while Bella is very embarrassed.

I am really enjoying writing and cannot wait to continue with Chapter 4! Hopefully by next Friday I will have started 5, and will have more to tell you. I hope you keep reading my posts, and I'll update you again on my progress so far in my next post!