Birthday and Other Stuff

by Matt on September 4, 2012

So, it’s not a Monday. In fact, it’s Tuesday, but there’s a good reason I’m posting on this day of days. 
It’s my birthday. 
Yep. 15. Which means I’ve been writing for almost 6 years, starting . . . January, I think. I already celebrated my birthday over the weekend and I got a recording system for video games (yes, I do gaming, and I’ve posted a video on YouTube). 
In other news, I DID NOT finish my book before school started. It was a long shot, and I had a lot of stuff in the way. Like, school-prep stuff. I am, however, about 135,000 words in, although I haven’t updated that in the sidebar just yet. Why? I’m tellin’ ya why! 
5,000 words a day is kind of difficult, that’s why. Unless you wake up fully charged and go to bed fully depleted. An entire chapter in one day can also get . . . a little boring, if you ask me. 
So I started writing the last 10 chapters all at once to keep it fun. I wrote the first 500 words of the last 10 chapters in one night, and the epilogue. I woke up the next morning and only got about 3,000 words done. The next day was only 2,000 words. 
Something was happening. Something not good. 
So I started writing from another viewpoint. In two days I got out three viewpoints from one character by the name of Zet, who is quite twisted and likes to kill small animals, particularly rodents. What’s his story behind it all? You’ll have to read. In any case, Zet’s whole viewpoint is only about 3,000 words. But there are 6 other viewpoint characters like Zet that I’ll be adding in, each viewpoint amounting to about the same – 3,000 words. 
And then I’ll write 11 more viewpoints, 1,000 words each, 1 from each of the supporting characters that Jazen travels with. 
Of course, I’ll have to write in all of my main character’s stuff, which will take some time, considering school just started last week. I’m thinking either Thanksgiving or Christmas break is a good estimate for when I’ll finish. 
Anyway, gotta run. See ya later! 
-Matt

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate September 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Happy Birthday. May all of your wishes come true.

Matt Hayes September 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Thanks, Michael!

-Matt

Anisha Pradahn September 5, 2012 at 8:03 am

Happy Birthday!
Good luck with the story you are building!

❤Not Just My Allegories❤

Matt Hayes September 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Thanks, Anisha! Thanks for reading!

-Matt

David P. King September 14, 2012 at 10:29 am

Happy belated birthday, sir! :)

Jess September 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Happy birthday! Sorry I haven't stopped by in a while! My birthday was the 15th. I turned 16. Sounds like awesome stuff's going on with your book! Good luck with it all!

Have a wonderful day :)

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