Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My First Novel Finished


Happy March everyone! Its an all around awesome day, so I'll just dive in!

I finished the first draft of Flight From Kelar!! It took me four months of writing, one of which was NaNo, so I wrote 50,000 in it then, and I have struggled through the next eight thousand words these past three months. It is a complete mess, from my sloppy beginning, to my cheesy ending, but I love the whole thing. This is twice as long as my next longest book, so I am really excited. I would off y’all an excerpt from the book, but it is so messy right now I couldn’t find anything good enough to be shown. I’m going to give the book a break before I tackle it again. I’ll probably get back to it after CampNaNo. Is anyone else excited about camp?

Also, this is my four hundredth post!! Every hundred marker just makes me so happy. I’ve got a post that is pretty close to my heart coming up on Friday to celebrate, and then my February highlights on Monday. 

Also, I have two packages on the way, and I just got a whole set of books from the library, is this too awesome or what? Also one of the packages is a book, so it’s like double the awesomeness. 

What’s your longest book you’ve written? 
Have you hit any blogging milestones lately? 
And most important, do you have any packages on the way? 

Let’s talk ya’ll! 

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  1. Oh, yay!! That's so awesome and exciting!! :D *hands chocolate* That is a huge milestone! and 58K words is a lootttt of words!
    Yes, i have a package on the way and I can't wait to get it, since it's the proof copy of my book!! ^_^ And yes, *nods* getting any books in the mail is so awesome!

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    1. Thank you!! *Takes chocolate* Wow, that is so awesome!!! I hope we get to see pictures!! =D Mine isn't quite that awesome, its just someone else's book. ;) Thanks for stopping by!
      -Mikayla-

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  2. Wow 400 post that's a lot congratulations:) I cant wait to read your Monday and Friday posts!! I have never written a very long book but, I have always wanted to so I think I might do that this summer. Have you written lots of books?

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    1. Thank you, Kelsea!! =D Thanks! I'm looking forward to sharing them with you!! Well, this was my first time at writing something this long, so I'm still a newbie! Good luck on your writing!! What genre do you like writing most?
      Yeah, I've written a good amount. Since I write books from 10k to 20k, I can pound them out really fast. I've written 18 Novellas/Novellettes and 6 short storys. Most of those are really really short. But I love them all. =)

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    2. I like writing true stories about stuff I experience. How about you? Wow that's really cool!!

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    3. Thats awesome! I actually have not picked what I'm writing yet. I think I may be doing the fourth Novella in my Just Your Ordinary Girl series. =)

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    1. Thank you so much! *Shares chocolate that Jessica gave*

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  4. DUDE YOU WROTE A NOVEL CONGRATS <333 that is so epic and the best feeling xD

    and yes i'm excited and slightly nervous for camp nano *scrambles off to plot*

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    1. Thank you!! Isn't it though? I'm still really excited. =D

      Oh, how much are you writing? I'm not sure yet. Typically I do something pretty small, but I'm thinking of more of a challenge this time. =)

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  5. OHHH MIKAYLA CONGRATULATIONS ALL OVER AGAIN!!! Seriously, 58,000 words! *high fives you* The first book I wrote was like 64,000. BUT I ran out of my plot half way through and then just made something else up, so it had like no climax... XD XD (hey I was young XD) *grins* That's fantastic that you finished Flight From Kelar, girl! KEEP. GOING. STAY. EXCITED. (even through editing!! Be excited cuz you're gonna be polishing up your story! XD XD Am I helping? No? *backs away slowly*) ;)

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    1. THANK YOU!!! =D That is awesome!! Well, ever book has its problems. ;D I did that to. ;D THANK YOU!!! Yeah!! I actually really am excited about cleaning up the book!! I just am going to give a short book so when I get into it I have a better perspective. =D YES you are helping!!! *Drags you back quickly* =D

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  6. Congrats on finishing your first novel, Mikayla!!! :D Yup, I'm excited about Camp NaNo next month too. And book packages are epic! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Faith!! =D Yeah! *High five* Have you got your project picked out? YES!!!

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    2. Nope, I don't. :P I'll either be finishing my WWII novel, or starting a new contemporary. :D

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    3. Oh, sounds fun! I don't know what I'm going to be writing ether. ;P My brain is still in Kelar, so I'm still thinking through what I want to write next. =)

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