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Word Count Wednesday #7

I plan on finishing Chapter 24 today and starting 25 tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to finish Part 1 by the break, but if not... Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―

I really wanted to be finished with Chapter 24 by yesterday, but I also want it to be good and not rushed, so I’ve decided I’m not going to push myself too much. Current word count: 95,699 (349 pages; +19,432 words since the last update). I plan on finishing Chapter 24 today and starting 25 tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish Part 1 by the break, but if not…Β Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―

The Reading Test for Chapters 7 & 8 was originally going to end tonight at 6 p.m. MDT, but I extended it to December 19th (next Wednesday) just because. So! If you want to catch up and provide feedback for the last Reading Test of the year, now’s your golden opportunity! πŸ˜‰ The next Reading Test will begin on January 2nd (the day I return from hiatus).

Once the reading test for Chapter 25 ends (May 8th, 2019), I will delete all the sections from BookBoro, so Part 1 will only be available to read as long as the reading tests are ongoing. Keep that in mind in case you fall behind at any point.

Here is the schedule:

Chapter 1: When The Lights Go Out – October 10th – October 17th
Chapter 2: When The Dead Linger – October 17th – October 24th
Chapter 3: When You See Them – October 24th – October 31st
Chapter 4: When The Leaves Fall – October 31st – November 7th
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Chapter 5: When Lightning Strikes – November 14th – November 28th
Chapter 6: When They Come Back To Bite – November 14th – November 28th
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Chapter 7: When The Sky Breaks – November 28th – December 19th
Chapter 8: When A Stranger Calls – November 28th – December 19th
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–TWO WEEK HIATUS–

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Chapter 9: When Worlds Collide – January 2nd – January 16th
Chapter 10: When The Sun Sets – January 2nd – January 16th
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Chapter 11: When A Storm Brews – January 16th – January 30th
Chapter 12: When Shadows Flee – January 16th – January 30th
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Chapter 13: When They Can’t Get Out – January 30th – February 13th
Chapter 14: When The Tide Turns – January 30th – February 13th
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Chapter 15: When Nothing Happens – February 13th – February 27th
Chapter 16: When The Truth Is Revealed – February 13th – February 27th
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Chapter 17: When Safety Is A Prison – February 27th – March 13th
Chapter 18: When Tragedy Hits – February 27th – March 13th
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Chapter 19: When All Guards Are Down – March 13th – March 27th
Chapter 20: When The World Knows Your Name – March 13th – March 27th
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Chapter 21: When Hope Turns Sour – March 27th – April 10th
Chapter 22: When Fear Is Deadly – March 27th – April 10th
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Chapter 23: When Infection Spreads – April 10th – April 24th
Chapter 24: When Trolls Attack – April 10th – April 24th
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Chapter 25: When Loved Ones Depart – April 24th – May 8th

If you are an editor, beta reader, or you simply have a passion for reading, please consider providing feedback when you can! It would help me tremendously!

Gray Haze is a fantasy novel with a strong horror element and a subtle romance. I plan to release it anywhere between October 2019 and January 2020. It should be appropriate for ages 14 and up.

Here is the synopsis:

In Fog Creek, a small town in New York, the high school principal dies of a heart attack. His eldest son and daughter, MARCUS and MERCY, return home to attend his funeral and support their widowed mother and their younger, adopted brother, MALIK. The death of their father was sudden and unexpected, but clearly not out of the ordinary.

AMORA, a girl who lost both parents in a car accident when she was eighteen, left university to care for her four younger siblings. Three years later, she still works at the same popular diner and sells her art on the side. After serving a mysterious customer at the diner, Amora begins noticing lights flickering and voices wafting through her window. She inadvertently catches the source of one of the voices on video: a dark creature with red eyes.
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As the paranormal occurrences increase in frequency and intensity, the townspeople fear that they will spread outside Fog Creek and wreak havoc on the world. Further conflict arises when a powerful stranger appears to shed light on their unusual circumstances. Is this newcomer their invaluable ally – or their greatest enemy?

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