As some of you may know, I finished writing book one of my YA romance series, The Crush, back in June. In the months since then, my lovely notebook and I have been bonding, working on the sequel, The Fall. So, how is it going so far?
My main writing goals for this year were to 1) Finish writing The Crush and 2) Write at least 50k word on The Fall. So far, my word counts have been:
July: 6,061 words | Goal of 10,000 words
August: 13,968 | Goal of 15,000 words
September: 26,929 | Goal of 25,000 words
My original intent was to write 10k a month, effectively reaching the 50k goal earlier than anticipated, but life happens. After losing a loved one toward the end of July, I fell into a general life slump and didn’t feel like writing much. Toward the end of August, I got my momentum back, but still didn’t reach my desired 15k goal. For September, I got started a little later than I liked (#masterprocrastinator), but hit a couple days midway through the month where the words poured out of me. Within the last couple weeks, I wrote around 40 typed pages, ending the month at 12,961 words written within September and 26,929 total on the manuscript.
As far as the story itself goes… I didn’t quite realize how much of Emery’s internal struggles in this book would align with my own until I started writing. I’ve written a third of the story so far, and the unintended personal connection has been brutal on my feels, though Emery and I have gone through completely different situations.
At the time of writing this, I’ve plotted out chapters six, seven, and eight, with the intention of getting through chapter ten by year end. And, for y’all’s future reference, CHAPTER SEVEN IS GOING TO BE LIT, MY FAVORITE THING EVER, AND SO AWKWARDLY AMAZING. XD ❤
Are you excited to read The Fall? If so, be sure to add the first book in the series, The Crush to your TBR on Goodreads!