I can’t believe we’re actually here! Thank you so much for taking this journey with me. My goal with splitting Mad World into three parts was to redo this panic room storyline and have it make more impact than it did on the actual show. Each book is designed to be a self-contained story, so I hope you feel like when I leave you here after Chapter 19, that there’s satisfactory closure.
I don’t yet have a date for Book 2, and a lot of that depends on how the next two months of my life goes. I’m finally writing Damaged, Season 3 (which is about two years overdue), and if I finish that by the beginning of February, I’ll be writing Book 2 in Febuary and March. I already have seven of the thirty planned chapters written, so believe me, I’m working on it.
Let me know what you think of this story as a whole — what are you looking forward to in the next book? What did you like about this book? Make sure to read my author’s note at the end for some clues 😉
Thanks for following me on this journey. This book is probably one of my favorite writing experiences. I had written Chapters 1-4 about a year ago, but then, in the space of three weeks, I wrote more than 70,000 words. I can’t really remember another time a story came together quite like this.
Here we are at the last week of Mad World, Book 1, which is incredible to me. This was such a labor of love for me — this book went through so many revisions and drafts that I almost can’t believe we’re posting it.
In this particular chapter, I’m using some terminology and ideas I read in an amazing book called Rising Strong by Brené Brown. I’m not usually one for self-help books, but I read that one as part of a podcast called Big Strong Yes. It really helped me kind of reset my own world view so when it came time to write Elizabeth’s therapy session with Gail, it seemed like a natural fit.
Here is Chapter Eighteen. I hope you like it!
Hey! Today I’m posting Chapter Seventeen. I honestly cannot believe we only have two chapters left or that this story is over next week. The feedback has been great and I love that you guys are picking up and appreciating the PCPD world I’m building, because you really need to buy into that for the next book.
I am so sorry that I didn’t post this earlier today. It’s just been the weekend from hell. But I took about two hours today so that I could edit AND schedule the last four chapters. So we are ready to go for the next week and a half. All I have to do is write the little post that actually gets emailed to you guys. I’m writing this one now and then I’ll schedule the rest tomorrow. I have to go eat dinner and work on my paper.
Hey! This is a bit later than I like to post, but I forgot that I had a dentist appointment early this morning and then I woke up too late — just one of those annoying days.
Anyway, here is Chapter Fifteen. We have four chapters left before the first book is done. I can’t believe how close we are to the end 😛
Another quick update because I have to run and get ready to drop cupcakes at my niece’s class for her birthday. Hope you guys like it!
I’m so excited to be posting this chapter — everything has been pushing towards this chapter, and it’s a crazy roller coaster. But I also like that I didn’t leave you with a tremendous cliffhanger either for the next four days. I can’t believe how fast these few weeks are going!
I’m really excited to get to this week’s chapters because things start to go insane and kind of stay that way for five chapters, haha.
So Chapter 11 went live at 7 am this morning, and I forgot to post about it. I don’t have any good excuses — I was home all day and in front of a computer. I’ve just been overwhelmed with getting back on track after my awful cold. I’m still not over it – but today was better than yesterday.
Anyway, Chapter 11 is posted 🙂
Short and sweet this morning 🙂 Chapter Ten posted.