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!