Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Rest of Chapter 11 and All of Chapter 12

I've had a big work load the past few days, but I did manage to get Chapter 11 finished, and I was able to do all of Chapter 12, so that's good. I feel like as I get further into my story the more fun I'm having writing it, and the more I want to just escape and carve out time for my writing, but sadly, school does make that a little difficult, so I do reserve a lot of my weekend time for purely writing my story and slowly making progress. I really like how my writing is coming along, and I think that with every chapter I write my writing matures and gets better. Anyways, here's the summary of the end of Chapter 11 and Chapter 12.

Progress So Far: 

In the end of Chapter 11, Bella and Felicity are having a conversation about how Bella has been so down lately, and she really seems to cheer Bella up, and bring new and helpful insight to her problems. Later on the two girls are joined by Lila, who immediately starts cracking jokes and laughing with Felicity, Bella points out their instant connection and Lila and Felicity begin to form a really great friendship. At the very end the girls start talking about relationships, which although it may seem pretty unsubstantial at this point in the story, it will come into play later on into the story. Chapter 12 starts up in the morning of the next day, with a brief conversation between Bella and Amber, which mainly circles around their sweet friendship, and their make shift life in the woods. Later on the whole group circles up in the center of where they have been staying, and begin to form a plan to start making a difference. Bella is distracted by Carter for most of this scene, and she describes his character with lots of detailed imagery, which then leads Carter to notice her, and admire her in the same light. The two snap their attention back to the group as Felicity starts to explain her back story, and then after that, she finally reveals how she ended up in trouble (which is when Bella made the decision to save her) and suffice to say, that the group is stunned. The chapter wraps up with everyone in the group sharing stories and laughing at each others misfortune and crazy tales.

That I was all I was able to really write up this weekend, but I do really like the diversity in the conversations in these two latest chapters, so that's a good thing! Hopefully I'll have more done by the next post, I want to be able to have all of Chapter 13 and maybe half of Chapter 14 by my next post! Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Chapters 9, 10, and half of 11

So, recently I have made the unsettling realization that I am kind of falling behind on my writing, and that I'm not getting quite as much of my work done as I had hoped I would be at this point of the year. Even though I am doing quite well on keeping up with my chapters, I still feel like overall I'm not quite doing as much as would like to have done, I just hope that I can soon start to pick up my pace a little bit. Anyways, here's the summary of what I've got done recently.

Progress so far:

After deciding to help Felicity in Chapter 8 Bella and Clay get separated while running away from one of the main guards of the school in the very beginning of Chapter 9. Bella finds her way back to their town and decides that she needs to have a plan. She heads to her home in hope of getting help earlier offered by her mother. When Bella and her mother do meet up, there is lots of key foreshadowing that will play part later on in future chapters, and there is also lots of emotion throughout the whole conversation. Her mother also finally really opens up about her over protective nature, and about her somewhat hazy past as a young adult to Bella. After the two decide that they must part soon, fearing that someone will come looking for Bella, they start to quickly pack a bag to prepare for this quickly approaching departure. Chapter 9 then ends with Bella leaving, just as quickly as she came, saying goodbye to her mother, which could possibly even be their last goodbye. Chapter 10 is mainly surrounding Bella and trying to find her way back to her hidden little group without getting caught, or lost. This chapter also includes lots of really descriptive scenery, and great imagery, because I got really carried away with imaging the beautiful forest, and quaint town which she calls home. Chapter 10 is also where Bella makes a shocking discovery about one of her friends, which she feels that she is to blame for. The group realizes that Clay has gone missing, ever since him and Bella parted in the very beginning of Chapter 9. Bella is immediately affected by the possible loss of her best friend, and she is thrown into a dismayed state where no one can quite reach her. Bella seems to almost be experiencing a minor panic or anxiety attack, and she quickly shuts out the world, later on in Chapter 11 it is revealed that these happened quite often to her when she was young. Chapter 10 ends abruptly with Bella blacking out while her friends try to help her. The first true dialogue including Felicity is then experienced in Chapter 11, and it is between her and a semi-distraught Bella. Halfway through Chapter 11 Bella quietly breaks down again in front of Felicity, and I ended my writing with Felicity uncovering Bella's greatest fears, and quickly comforting her.

That's just about everything I was able to finish in the past two weeks. I really do think that I should start to pick up the pace a bit, but I fear that it may be a semi-unreachable goal for me. Hopefully when I do update again I will have all of Chapter 11 and all of Chapter 12 done, (possibly more), and until then, I will continue to diligently write!