Thursday, September 13, 2012

"Endangered" update . . .

Welp, I'm almost HALFWAY to my word count goal for Endangered! You can see for yourself right below the "Followers" things on the right side of your screen, on the thing that says "Endangered Progress".

My word count goal is 75,000 words. That's a lot for my very first novel, but I think I can pull it off. So far, I have over 36,000 words, which makes me about 48% complete. That thrills me, because I've never come this far with a story. Ever. I would always quit as soon as I put the pencil down.

I had been taking a . . . 'break' of sorts the last few weeks. Endangered is the only story that frustrates me beyond comprehension, and nearly pushes me over the edge of sanity (And let's be honest, I'm already about to topple over that edge as is) on a daily basis.

But, thanks to Go Teen Writer's 100-4-100 Challenge, I am back to writing it. I've already written 911 words in the past three days because of it. And I think I'm happy with what I've written so far.



Right now, Endangered has been butchered up and is in pieces. When I was bored with it awhile back, I went over to edit the beginning so I could regain my love for it, but never exactly finished. And, near where I'm writing now, I wrote a scene for near the ending, but I haven't been able to connect it to the rest of the story yet (Thankfully). I don't really need the story to end yet. I still have a lot of writing to go.

I have a bunch of plot twists and scenes that I want/need to be written but haven't written yet, so I think that's a blessing. Of course, whether those scenes make it through re-writes and 2nd/3rd/4th/5th drafts and edits is another story. I guess we'll just see.

Well, I had better go write now. I feel inspired, and should probably take advantage of that. Who knows when inspiration will strike again?

God bless!
Galatians 6:9 KJV

10 comments:

  1. Oh boy Katelyn do I ever know what you are talking about. I'm going through the same thing with my WIP. Hang in there girl!

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    1. Yay! Someone who understands! ;P Same to you!

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  2. Katelyn, I'm so excited to see that the 100 for 100 challenge is making a difference! Can't wait to watch your progress meter hit 75k!

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    1. So am I, Miss Stephanie! And I can't wait either!

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  3. Yay for getting back with it! :D

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  4. Nice job!!! I honestly dont know how you do it!
    Do u write your stories down on the computer or on scratch paper?

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    1. Well, I prefer computer. I will write on paper if I ABSOLUTELY have to.

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  5. KATALEEN. You have been nominated: http://maybeteenauthor.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-fantastic-blog-award.html *evil mwahaha*

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    1. Uh-oh. That laugh was a bit chilling. I must go see what this nomination is about . . .

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