Caught Up

12 Apr

Caden: “Forgive me if I’m being too curious, but may I ask why you were all in Akyna to begin with?” … Luyu: “No, you may not ask.”

Hi everyone! After skipping yesterday and being very confused by my word program’s way of counting my words, I’m all caught up to today’s goal of 10k words (with 14 extra words)! I started off great, just typing away, but by the end of it, all I was doing was asking myself, “NOW how many more words?” and “Am I caught up yet?!” I should have stolen Rachel‘s idea to grab a sticky note, write something along the lines of “Keep writing!” on it, and stick it over the corner of the computer where it shows the word count.

So after I was all set and done, it got me thinking. Am I getting bored of my novel? Shouldn’t I be more excited about writing this thing? If I was, I wouldn’t want to stop writing it, right?

I think that’s just the kind of writer I am, though. I’m much more sporadic and I usually do not write the same story every day. My mind goes in all sorts of directions and detours, and I’ve been doing very well these past two weeks about sticking with “Downfall.” I know I like the novel. I’m enjoying the characters. I’m not entirely sure where they are taking me, but the ride has been interesting so far and I have a vague idea as to the ending, at least.

I’m not so sure about Caden, the main character. I like his personality, and he’s fun to write, but he has a problem with getting distracted from his curiosity. He had his own goals at the beginning of the story, and now he’s on a totally different tangent. The goal is still in the back of his mind, of course, but he doesn’t have as much of a desire to fulfill it at the moment. Not only that, but his attitude toward “the other race” changed quite quickly since the beginning. He was never truly prejudice against Spiriters, but with the way he was raised, I still think he got used to them too quickly.

Well, we’ll see what happens at the end of this draft. Happy blogging, everyone!


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6 responses to “Caught Up

  1. J.R. Hall

    April 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I’m sure that was a good feeling, knowing that you are caught up now. As I was reading your post I could relate to what you were saying about possibly growing bored with your story. I mean if you are excited about it, people should have to rip you away from you keyboard… right?

    Today I felt no excitement, today was a blah day, and I only put in 82 words. Tomorrow though, will be a new day, with new excitements, new adventures my characters will join, and I will be there too writing down everything they do.

    Good post!


  2. bvedsted

    April 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Wow, 10,000 words! You’re doing great!


  3. bvedsted

    April 13, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Hey Kris, would you mind if I interviewed you for my author interview program? If you would like to participate, I’ll email you the questions!


    • Kris P.

      May 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      This is a horribly late reply and, for that, I apologize. I’m flattered that you would think to ask me to participate in such a program and, if you are still doing it/would still like me to participate, then I’d be honored. Alternatively, my sister would be a fantastic candidate if you are looking for others to participate. 🙂


  4. Briana Vedsted

    April 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Enjoy!



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