Tuesday, November 22, 2011

update on my novel

I feel sooooo stupid. I just basically lost my entire novel. All. that. work. Gone

Or maybe not.

Alright. I guess I should explain some. I was heading to my grandparents house for thanksgiving where there is no internet, so I copied the whole document from google docs online to a notepad on my computer, so I can still write without the internet. Well, guess what happened? I only copied two chapters. And then when I finally get the internet working, I realize that for some crazy reason there are only two chapters left in my google document online. So I lost all that work except for a few pages.

The good thing about it is I've been backing up my novel every week (should do it every day, I know, I know) and so I have all of last week's writing saved in a different document. Whew. I was at almost 40 thousand (thanks for correcting me, Hannah -- I said 40 words before) words though yesterday. Last week I was at 31,000 words. That's what I'm stuck with now.  I was planning to back up my novel tonight. Oh, the joys of writing. But hey, I'm glad the whole thing wasn't deleted.

The internet has gone out (oops, now it's back again), and my stomach is sinking. I feel dread, but I'm not crying -- I can't be sad. I can still do this. If I write 3,000 words each day I'll be done before December. I have to read 50,000 words before then. I'll have to rewrite a lot that I've done, but I can't chicken out now. I can do this. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I'm off to read one more chapter of Bonnets and Bugles, then I'm going to write. Like a crazy person.

Wish me luck, encourage me please. Cause I'm gonna needs loads of it.

thanks, friends. hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.

-- kendra


  1. YOU CAN DO IT!!! I'm so sorry that you lost some of your work. But you can totally do this! =)

  2. YOU CAN DO THIS IF YOU TRY V-I-C-T-O-R-Y Goooo.... KENDRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lOVE YA,

  3. I really admire your optimistic spirit! Yes, with God all things are possible!!! YOU CAN DO IT! You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.


  4. Oh, gosh! That's horrible! I agree with Madison, I admire you're optimistic spirit! I probably would've quit. :P You can do it!! Think like Dory in Finding Nemo: Just keep writing... just keep writing... just keep writing..

  5. @Emily, Manda, Madi, + TessaThank you all soooo much for your ah-mazin' comments. I have never met any of you, but you are so encouraging. Thanks a million!

  6. Awwwwwww. :( At least you didn't lose *all* of it and you *can* do it!! I know you can if you really want to because I've seen you do stuff like that before.

  7. How awful! But you're doing better than me...
    I wrote for two weeks, got to my little goal of 30,000 words, decided to write a sequel, decided I didn't have any ideas for a sequel, and finally decided to quit writing. I got my novel finished but I didn't write the entire month or anything. )-: I wish that I had gotten an idea for the sequel when I still felt like writing. With only a week left there's really no point in trying to start a second book unless I don't mind getting finished in late December.
    You're doing great and I really hope/think/believe (something like that) that you can make it!
    Happy writing! (:

  8. I'm sure you'll be able to finish it! : ) Nothing is impossible with God!



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