Thanks for all your positive feedback on Chapter 4! I was honestly surprised how well received it was (aside from a puzzling and quite stupid remark about a color scheme. FYI dude, navy and green DO go together. It’s one of my favorite color pairings).
Anywho, that bit of random aside…I figured I’d use my blog to discuss some elements of Getting Over Edie and where I’ll be taking the story.
First off, it definitely wasn’t my intention for Arden and Grady to get that close in this chapter but for some strange reason I was compelled to write it. It just felt right, that scene. At first I thought it was a bit rushed, like how could they really get that close when it seemed like only yesterday they were at each others’ throats. Well looking back at the story the scene honestly flows with the overall direction I want to take.
It’s not overly sexy or familiar. In fact, the scene is both awkward and slightly steamy. I felt uncomfortable for them, yet wanted to see where the scene takes them as characters. And trust me, things aren’t going to jump into the hot and heavy. For all his talk about “being a new man” Grady is still trying to overcome something serious. While he has made successful leaps, his transition and recovery is far from over.
Chapter Four is finally submitted. I’m actually proud of myself, that I set a deadline and actually made said deadline. I’m a little nervous about this chapter because the ending went further than I intended but I feel like it’s right for the characters and their development. I can’t wait to hear your feedback. I’m already outlining Chapter Five. Let’s hope I can continue this trend of getting things done when I say I will.
With Lit, the chapter should be available to read by Friday.
Not to be stalkerish....but I would LOVE to know when the new chapter is coming out? I've read the preview for Chapter 4 more times than I'd like to admit.
You are totally a stalker…but that’s okay because I’m definitely a slacker. The new chapter should be up on Lit no later than Tuesday. I was editing and writing before I had to halt production to pack up my entire life and move. Now I’m forcing myself to sit the hell down and actually finish this chapter because I’m super pumped for number 5. It’s gonna be awesome. Thanks for being so patient!
Could you write a sequel to USED that is my favorite story
Hmm…I’ve never really thought about a sequel to USED. In my mind, the story is pretty done. However, I do think it needs to be heavily edited. I’m not really satisfied with the final product and if I was going to publish I would have to overhaul it completely. USED is honestly one of my favorite stories that I’ve written (I just love college-themed stories. So steamy) and I feel like I didn’t do Nate and Jamie justice. I wouldn’t write a sequel, but I’d definitely extend and expand the story.
not meaning to be a pest but are we any closer to reading the full chapter 4 of getting over edie and how close are you to the end of the story as a whole
I apologize about the delay. I was in the midst of revisions and additions when I had to pack up my life and move. That’s honestly taken up a majority of my time. I finally moved but unpacking and settling in is proving to be difficult. But I’m carving out time to get my butt in gear and finish this chapter. It should be posted to Lit by next Tuesday at the latest.
As for the story as a whole, I’ve planned out about seven or eight chapters. Number 4 marks a shift in the story as well as Grady’s personality overhaul. Chapter 5…well let’s just say things are finally getting steamy. Does that mean our boy’s gonna finally get a little “hey girl hey”?
Yes, yes it does :)
And you aren’t a pest. Actually you’re guilt-tripping the hell out of me, but it’s good motivation to help me get off my ass. So thanks!
Are we really destined to find the one person in the entire universe we’re supposed to be with?
I personally believe that people come into our lives for a reason. Every one who crosses our path has a story to tell and leaves an imprint on our lives, whether the effects are immediate or over time. I’m not sure if I can trust the concept of ‘one person for every person’. I do believe that there are people who we are destined to know because we are supposed to learn a lesson from them (an ex).
Sigh. I don’t know. This is been weighing heavily on my mind lately, especially with the latest development on the relationship front. It seems that every time I’m ready to walk away from the situation, something pulls me back, tells me to wait it out and see. Is he really my soulmate, or am I just wasting my time?
Getting Over Edie Chapter 4 should be out on Lit by next Tuesday. I’m pretty excited.