Category: Kat’s Writing


#HotAndSticky Writing Challenge Weekly Update: Wait, it’s Week 2 already??? #AmWriting #WIP

Posted 15 June, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Kat's Writing, Updates, writing challenges / 2 Comments

WEEK2

 

Is it…do my eyes deceive me? Is it the end of week 2 ALREADY? Woah. I mean, where has the time gone? Hopefully well spent, right? RIGHT? 
See for yourself.
Unfortunately, I’ve been a bad bunny this week and though, yes, I have been writing, I have also forgotten to keep track. So…
If you didn’t already see my last update (which was a video), see it here: 

 

 

So last week, I made it, in total to 45,943.  I’d started at just over 42k…so maybe 42,250 odd? Having written only a few thousand in a week, I was pretty disappointed but also happy, because a few thousand is better than no thousand, amirite?? 
Now for week 2, I am now up to 48,209. So again, not a great amount, not much further than before, but I’m nearly at 50k and that’s something! I’m currently still stuck in the middle section of the story, where I need to somehow push the plot so I can somehow wind everything up. Whatever that might be. I’m still pretty sure this story makes no sense, but hey. I want to write as much as I can, so that come edit time, I’ll be able to take stuff out and not feel like I’ve just lost everything. LOL. I still admire, and am part scared, of writers that can write 100k+ in a matter of weeks/couple of months. It makes me think I’m doing something wrong. Which, logically, I know I’m not, but still…it’s daunting. A part of me wants to copy them, and I really shouldn’t, because that’s not me, nor my speed. 
I’m hoping week 3 will be better, as this week I missed 2 days of writing, and now on the last day of week 2, I’ve yet to write anything still. Sigh. But in any case, I’ll update you all again next week. It’ll probably be a video. I’m trying to swap every other week so I have something to put on both platforms, ya know? 
If anyone is taking part in the #HotAndSticky writing challenge, please do let me know in the comments below and tell me how far along/how well you’re doing! 
Until next time, folks,
-Kat
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The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (Tag – You’re it!) #PitchWars

Posted 20 December, 2012 by katheryn13 in Kat's Writing / 0 Comments

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (Tag – You’re it!) #PitchWars

Hey, it’s Kat. This is a random post, but I felt this was the place to put it.

So, you may not know this about me, but I write. Yeah, I know. Shocking, huh? Haha. Well, I was tagged by my good friend Karen Y Bynum  to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop and I’m so proud to be a part of this. It has been fun. You should check out Karen’s blog, too, because her writing is phenomenal! Her WIP looks like it’s going to be epic!

For now, I’m talking about my new WIP that I am LOVING…

Here’s a picture that gives a good impression of my story:

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Creepy, huh? I know, it’s a bit dark, but yeah. (took me ages to edit too)

SO…. let’s start.

What is the working title of your book?

Locked Away

Where did the idea come from for the book?

It was out of the blue, really. There wasn’t any specific reason for why I wanted to start it. I suddenly had the idea of a teenage girl with major temper issues. Maybe it’s similar to my own moods occasionally, but it definitely helped fuel Bridget, to make her more real.

What genre does your book fall under?  

I like to think of it as dystopian with a slight paranormal aspect. 🙂

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I’ve never really thought of that. I think, honestly, it’s too soon to tell.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

After being locked in a cell for three years and tortured for all she’s worth, Bridget finds herself being moved to an institute for teens, but things aren’t all they first appear.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I will hopefully try for the traditional route with an agency.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I’m actually still writing the first draft. About half way. So I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Well I hope mine is more original than most, but if I had to choose I’d say it’s a little between Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I didn’t plan this story, but once I started, Bridget soon inspired the rest. She’s been given a bad hand, and I guess she wants other people to know how she’s going get through it. Also, books like what I mentioned above, definitely inspire my ideas in one way or another, but I like to put my own little spin on things. 🙂

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It has a bit of deadly romance, lots of angst and powerful discoveries.

 

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