Week 47 Update & NaNoWriMo Day 23
Weekly Accountability

Hi, everyone! It's that time again! Weekly updates delivered every Friday!

Completed Projects

None!

Goal Updates

76% / NaNoWriMo survival (see below for progress)

~20% / DemiPrincess2 Draft 1 

0% / DemiPrincess3 Draft 1

Writing Updates NaNoWriMo Edition

Wordcount upon Check-in: 5,253

Total Wordcount for NaNoWriMo: 35,503

Stories Worked On: 3

Today's excerpt is a very short summary of Fili's beliefs on How To Be In A Relationship:

“You don’t do anything you don’t want to do. A person loves you, they’ll respect that. If they don’t respect that, you deserve better.”

I cannot believe how much I've struggled with this chapter. It's ridiculous. I'm still behind on NaNoWriMo and I can't really blame offline matters for it. I've just been too flakey to get anything written down. I blame knowing what was going to happen in this chapter and trying to write it down.

It's that final conversation where Felicity tries, really tries, to voice her fears about romance and sex and she just does not have the words. It's something she's never tried to voice before, so it's worse than it would otherwise have been. And the tone of this book is different to the first one, so there's no comfortable "Elderly Felicity looks back on herself with more understanding of how she ticks" distance to smoothe out Linna's issues. (Also it's Fili's pov and he's just utterly lost, bless him.)

But I have finally got it done. Well, this draft anyway. It's still not quite perfect, but that can wait. It's almost long enough to be two chapters, so next editing round I'll need to see about splitting it up. Next up, though, is chapter 4 and then it's on to chapter 5. I should have smoothed out the issues with the draft and make continuing an easy matter. But, not surprisingly, I undoubtedly won't manage to get started on DemiPrincess3 in November. I should be a quarter of the way through, though, so as long as I can keep up the momentum I am still on track.

Life And Other Such Important Matters

As always, I am terrible at life-related updates. My leg's been doing steadily better and I think I've isolated the likely cause - I sit strangely in chairs even by queer standards and I really ought to learn not to do it - so that's good. I've had a dentist visit this week, joy.

I actually like my dentist, mind you. I just... do not like visiting the dentist. I've managed to get caught up on my email! That... may have taken most of the day too, so we'll see how much writing I can get done in the evening. I feel like getting through this conversation may have gotten my rhythm back, though, so I'm hopeful!