Yes. I am still quite alive. School's just started again. Took me two weeks to get used to it again. This year we've got an extended schedule that's really drying me of my mental capabilities. In any case, here's what would probably be the first half of my next chapter. I hope to post the full chapter soon. Within this week, in fact. I've typed up about 6,000 words. Several more to go. Should take no more than a few days (I usually write a thousand words per day).
There you have it. Not much happened yet. There are a lot of scenes in this chapter. The shortness of each scene is deliberate. The scenes won't necessarily cover from moment-to-moment, but will jump and skip around.
I'm done. Here is the unbeta'd copy. I'm also sending it to my beta, who will hopefully get back to me soon. The final draft will most likely be vastly different from this one. I love my grammar!beta. She's very
good at catching even the smallest faults.
Tell me what you think!
I was sick, am still sick, and will be recovering soon.
Here, I've posted the first part of the chapter, which is about 6,700 words long. I have about 4,000 more words to go. Wish me luck! I want to finish it by tomorrow!
This is part one of the chapter, 'Tis Midnight.
I got my May SAT II results yesterday...
Math IIC -- 800
Chemistry -- 720
Literature -- 680
Total: 2200 exactly
*sigh* Math was good, but I was really hoping for better in the other two. I'm gonna take them over again in November--and hopefully score better next time. No, I'm pretty sure I will...^^
So. I took an SAT I practice test today and scored a 2340, so I'm pretty happy about that. If only I could score that well on the real one... we'll see...
That SAT program I'm going to (that I mentioned in my earlier post) is really helping, much to my surprise. I really was quite skeptical when I first started, but after seeing the results, I'm quite impressed!
As for the next chapter, 'Tis Midnight, I have nearly 4,000 words done. But as I've explained in my earlier post, the SAT program is taking control of my life for the next week and two days. I get home at seven in the evening, mentally drained, and though I have written quite a bit more, I've just recently gone over them and am terribly suprised at how awful what I've written was. I clearly wasn't as awake as I thought I was when I wrote those scenes.
So. I've got a blessed half-day on Saturday, which means I can finish the chapter in the afternoon. Hopefully. *fingers crossed*
Uh, I want good SAT scores! IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK? *sigh* I'm not bitter. Really, I'm not. *tries to looks innocent*
My parents are expecting quite a bit from me. After all, if your siblings go to the top of the top, its expected that you follow....
Enough. I've just realized how rambling I am. I'd better cut my rant short.
Toodles for now...
PS: I'm yawning like crazy. Better call it a night, too....
|You Are A Hornbeam Tree
| You are a reserved person, looking in from the outside.
Naturally attractive, you take good care of your looks.
You are not egoistic, and you make life as comfortable as possible.
You look for kindness in others - though you are seldom happy with yourself.
A bit mistrusting and unsure, you dream of being swept away by someone unusual.
What is Your Celtic Horoscope?
|Your Brain's Pattern
|You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy. You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts. People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused. But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.
find your element at mutedfaith.com.
These are me, through and through. I'm actually quite surprised how accurate they are. Hmm...
|Your Hidden Talent
|You have the power to persuade and influence others. You're the type of person who can turn a whole room around. The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it. Always remember, you have a lot more power over people than you might think!
Oh, and for some bad news: My parents are sending me to some intensive SAT I Study Program, 8 hours a day (since it's summer), and so i won't have too much time to write as I'd like to. The next chapter actually might not be done in the next two days. Then again, I've already written nearly two thousand words since my last post, a few hours ago, so who knows what I'll get gone?
NEW OUTLINE! (major, major, major spoiler warning!)
Prologue -- An End, and A Beginning
Chapter 01 -- The Past, and The Future
Chapter 02 -- Suspicions
Chapter 03 -- Fragment of a Soul (Parts I and II)
Chapter 04 -- Drawing Out the Plans
Chapter 05 -- And There Was Laughter
Chapter 06 -- Those Burning Bones
Chapter 07 -- 'Tis Midnight
Chapter 08 -- Now the Night Is Over
Interlude -- I am Watching
Chapter 09 -- Welcome, Happy Morning
Chapter 10 -- Everything Is Changed
Chapter 11 -- Half Blood Prince
Chapter 12 -- Think of the Home Over There
Chapter 13 -- Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
Chapter 14 -- Winter Holiday
Chapter 15 -- Murder of New Year's
Chapter 16 -- I Am Angry
Chapter 17 -- No Mercy For Fools
Chapter 18 -- There Were Ninety And Nine
Chapter 19 -- The Call of the Order
Chapter 20 -- Flowing Like A River
Chapter 21 -- Sirius, to Azkaban?
Chapter 22 -- Down With the Werewolf
Chapter 23 -- To Be an Older Brother
Chapter 24 -- Training the Boy Who Lived
Chapter 25 -- Bloody Goblins and Their Gold
Interlude: There is a Fountain Filled with Blood
Chapter 26 -- Mudbloods Must Die
Chapter 27 -- So It Begins Again
Chapter 28 -- Will You Fight With Me?
Chapter 29 -- Tonight, Blood Shall Flow
Chapter 30 -- Day is Dying in the West
Chapter 31 -- The Dish of Revenge
Chapter 32 -- I Dare
Chapter 33 -- There is a Green Hill Far Away
Chapter 34 -- You Asked Me, and I Answer
Chapter 35 -- My Principle and Master
Chapter 36 -- Vampires and Hospitals
Chapter 37 -- The Cup of Hufflepuff
Chapter 38 -- The Chosen One, and the Boy Who Lived
Chapter 39 -- A Whirlwind of Politics
Chapter 40 -- The Wizengamot
Chapter 41 -- You Are My Sister
Chapter 42 -- Overwhelmed With Fear
Chapter 43 -- The Slytherin Locket
Chapter 44 -- Low in the Grave He Lay
Chapter 45 -- He is Risen, Run!
Chapter 46 -- When the Last Trumpet Sounds
Chapter 47 -- There's Song in the Air
Chapter 48 -- There Was One Willing To Die
Chapter 49 -- Day of Rest
Chapter 50 -- From All That Dwell Below the Skies
Chapter 51 -- We Gather Together
Chapter 52 -- Your Move, Albus Dumbledore
Chapter 53 -- Light Be With Us, War Has Begun Again
Epilogue -- Hogwarts Acceptance Letter
This is my new outline--and as you can see, it has become uber-long. But that's okay. Plotbunnies and twists that were supposed to be in the sequel were just mixed into this one.
It will still probably change--and I pray it will change to become smaller. Hopefully while actually writing it, I can burn away some chapters. (Although, looking at my current trend, I'm actually adding more chapters constantly!)
So. Quick things. I've got a pretty detailed idea of what's going to happen in each chapter, and I'm fairly excited at my plot. It's... different. And very explosive. Currenly I have seven arcs of action--counting the two we've already had (remember, the attack on Godric's Hollow and the Diagon Alley one?)--and that's pretty neat, really, since my original had only about four.
Tom Riddle the Horcrux will be very naughty. Actually, I hate him. I just think about what he's going to do, and I want to kill him off right now. But I can't. *sigh*
Young Again: The Rewrite will span the years between Harry being 15 months old, to when he turns eleven.
Anywho, here's the brief overview for the next chapter, 'Tis Midnight:
Scene 1 -- Harry -- 3,500
Scene 2 -- Minerva -- 2,000
Scene 3 -- Harry -- 2,500
I have a little over 1,000 words written. I'll probably finish it within the next two days.
Well, I better get a head start, then! Toodles!
Chapter Six, Those Burning Bones (yes, chapter title change, again!) has been posted on FanFiction.Net!
Scene 1 -- Minerva -- 3,800 words
Scene 2 -- Harry -- 4,300 words
Total words: 8,500 words
Yeah, I know. It's only got two scenes. Live with it. :P