November 11, 2019

Your Update Link – Mad World, Chapter 49 & 50

Wow. I really can’t believe we’re here. Thank you guys so much for joining me on this journey. I know it was a dark, twisty one and probably difficult to read. I think this is probably the darkest thing I’ve written in years. I hope you enjoyed it!

Book 3 is probably coming sometime next fall. I’m still working on the details. I’ll have For the Broken Girl in February and Fool Me Twice next summer. I’ll be back later this week with some extra Mad World content and hopefully — flash fiction and some NaNo news. But for now I have to get to work!

November 4, 2019

Your update link: Mad World – Chapter Forty-Seven

We’ll be wrapping Mad World up next Thursday which makes me a little bit sad, but happy. I’ve been living with this story in one way or another since 2004, and though I’ve got a Book 3 planned, the bulk of what I wanted — the serial rapist story — that goes back to 2004 and Brooke’s original rape and the original version of Kelsey & Lucky — Lucky and Brianne. Tying it to Elizabeth, making it her story, too — that’s been with me since 2017. It’s great to finally see it reach you guys.


October 24, 2019

Your Update Link – Mad World, Chapter 44.

I can’t believe we only have a handful of chapters left! Only three weeks until the last chapter is posted. I’ve received such wonderful feedback on this story — I know that it’s a bit sadder and likely harder to read than others I’ve written, so I appreciate you guys sticking through it.

Sorry for not blogging the last few updates. They’ve been made on schedule, I just forgot to create a second post.

October 10, 2019

Your Update Link – Mad World – Chapter Forty

Hello! I’m not sure what happened to my morning, but I woke up at 5 AM, about 30 minutes too early, picked up a book to relax until I had to get ready — and then somehow it was 6 AM and I was running late. Listen. This life.

Super excited to hit this chapter! There are nine chapters left (can you believe that?) and we’re really getting into the weeds here. I was highly amused by how any of y’all were suspicious of Sarah. To be honest, I threw her in at the last minute to give myself something to work with in Book 3. I’ve got plans for her then, but she’s done for now.

I’m plugging along with Fool Me Twice, but a couple of my students are really trying my soul this week and I’m not writing as much at home. I write on my prep period and usually manage 1000-1500  words. I need to boost that by 1000 to get done on time. I’m going to put away a lot of work this weekend — THREE DAY WEEKEND WOOOOOT. I have my plans done for next week for the most part, so it’s a lot of relaxation and getting things done around the house. I hope to have a flash fiction but you guys know how my schedule gets.

October 7, 2019

Your Update Link: Mad World – Chapter Thirty-Nine

Another early morning update! I got my haircut yesterday and stopped by my parents’ new house and then my cousin brought over her three month old perfect baby, and well…my Sunday got away from me, heh.

Last week was killer — progress reports were due and students were rushing to catch up with all their work — I spent a few hours after school staying to help them. Crazy. Hoping this week won’t be as insane. I’ve been writing FMT (officially halfway done, so excited about that) and finalizing the plans to break them apart. I’ve also worked on the plot sketch for MW3. After FMT, I’m going to work on Broken Girl, then MW3, then come back to FMT, Book 2. So I want to be ready with the basics of the plot.

Hoping to get some flash fiction this week 🙂

October 3, 2019

Your Update Link: Mad World – Chapter 38

If you’re up at 6:15 AM, you’ll probably notice that this is being posted earlier than usual. I forgot to schedule this chapter and there’s no point in waiting now until 7 am. I’m tired, you guys. It’s progress report time and I’m chasing like 35 kids for missing assignments and tests. I can’t wait until 2:30 when I can just start putting 0s in. It’s going to be glorious.

Hope you guys like this — I should see you guys this weekend for some flash fiction.

September 30, 2019

Your update link: Mad World – Chapter Thirty-Seven.

I’m closer to nailing down a full plot for Mad World 3. I have the umbrella story (Carly’s kidnapping, the serial rapist, and now something new) but it needs to be integrated properly. I’ve enjoyed writing the larger GH universe in MW and you guys seem to like it too. Hopefully, you’ll have Book 3 by this time next fall.

Lots of busy stuff happening at CG! I’ll see you guys later this week with the next chapter. I’m curious as to what you guys think about the new turn Chapter 37 takes.

September 26, 2019

Your update link: Mad World – Chapter 36.

I’m really glad the posting schedule worked out this way so that 36 was the last one over the weekend. It represents the end of part one and it’s the last one set in July 2003. Next week, we’re jumping into September.  I’m starting to final coalesce around another umbrella story for Book 3. I just have to figure out how to make the pieces fit together.