Saturday, March 22, 2008

Some Q & A

Hi, everyone. Thank you for the reviews of chapter seventeen of The Prettiest Thing for me and all of the get-well wishes. You guys are amazing. I am still under the weather and am writing this from my couch and listening to Nirvana's "Nevermind" but I hope to feeling better by the end of this weekend. I hate being sick like this and rarely get truly sick so I feel like I'm going crazy. Reading some past questions and reviews, there are some things I have wanted to address about The Prettiest Thing.

This is going to be a LONG story. We are already on chapter seventeen and there is still so much to tell. It is taking place in one year - or one school year - of the four main characters and at the moment, we haven't even gotten to Thanksgiving yet. A lot more is going to happen to all four: Brett, Ella, Trevor and Joy and I already know that some of these things aren't going to be very popular with readers. I am not changing my outline or story plots just to please people though. The story I want to write is the one I am going to write and since I already wrote the last chapter, and loved it, nothing is going to be changed. This story could possibly have 35-40 chapters so I hope everyone is up for that kind of a long epic read. I am confident enough to say that this will be my greatest, and longest, story yet to be told.

Trevor and Ella DO know about Lyla's marriage. I am sorry if that wasn't clear but Nick and Connie told them and with their parents arguing constantly about it, Trevor and Ella would know. As they are driving to the campsite in chapter sixteen, Trevor tells Ella that he hates secrets. First with Lyla and now with Ella. And in chapter seventeen, Andy tells Lyla that he called Ella to tell her that Lyla was coming home from the hospital. Trevor and Ella definitely know about their sister's marriage but I have not delved into how they feel about it. Remember that Thanksgiving is coming soon for the Scott family though - a holiday all about family. Should be very interesting.

Everyone keeping things from Trevor because they think he can't handle it will become very important to Trevor's storyline involving Joy but that will not happen for two more chapters. And when it happens... I am curious to see everyone's reactions about Trevor's storyline. Also, Brett is a good football player - one of the top fullbacks in the state - but Trevor is one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country so more attention is focused on him and his football career. Brett will get scholorships with no problem but more attention has always been on Trevor when it comes to football. One spoiler since I know people have been asking - Ella will lose her virginity in this story. I am just not saying to who. And when it happens, which will be the near the end of the story, it is going to be a serious chapter since Ella is our main character and for someone like her, losing her virginity is going to be a very big deal to her.

Any other questions, just let me know and I will answer them all in regards to this story. Thank you for reading and please keep doing so. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Pick me, pick me - I have a question!!! ;-)

So I am very curious to know what part in the story Monty's character will take. We haven't seen him or his sister for several chapters. And I don't want you to have to give away too much but I am wondering if he and Ella will become good friends, drift apart, date, etc? What can we expect from him in this (happily) long story?

Thanks so much and get better soon!


Anonymous said...

35-40 Chapters wow I'm so excited. That is awesome. I love this story so far, and I think what I like best is that I can't always predict what is going to happen. I like not knowing what you are going to do.


Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled to hear that we have a lot more chapters to look forward too. Also, I am wondering who Ella will lose her virginity to. Brett or Monty? Hmm...

Hope you feel better soon! :)


Anonymous said...

Yes this make me wonders with whom Ella is gonna lose her virginity?? Knowing the fact that you love to make your stoy imprevisible, I suppose it's gonna be Monty, but as you certainly know we will all thing it's gonna be Monty you'll chose Brett, but thinking that we are ... ok I stop ^^ lol

Anyway as we all notice the lack of condom during Joy and Trevor first time together, and now with the reference of Joy's pill on the last chapter, I have the feeling that there gonna be something in this area (pregnancy, ...)
Well we will see, thanks anyways for those informations!

Amanda said...

Hey Kate, thanks for the update and I hope you are feeling better. I do have a question that's been on my mind. I don't remember which chapter it is but will Lyla get her Lily wedding she always dreamed about? And will Ella and Trevor have their happliy ever after? Update soon because I want to know how Trevor found out about Ella and Brent.

Anonymous said...

Oooh goody i'm so glad this is going to be a long story!

I have a feeling there's a pregnany storyline comming up for Trevor & Joy?! From the small clues you've dropped I think that's where they're headed.

Also, I think there's going to be a mini romance for Ella & Monty right? That kind of makes me sad only because I absolutely adore Ella with Brett but since he's being a big assface right now he needs to squirm for a while! I hope eventually they sort out their differences & get back together!

Obviously though it's your story though & i'll read anything you give! I really hate surprises & i'm a nightmare because I read up on everything before I watch something so thanks for your mini clues!

Feel better & post when you can :D

L x

Gardagami said...

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Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!


Anonymous said...

Hey Kate,

Hope you're doing good. I hope you had a good Easter. I have the same question as HMC about Monty and I think I know what might happen to Joy and Trevor's storyline but I'll keep it to myself to see if I'm right or wrong.


Anonymous said...

Lool apparently lots of are thinking that a pregnancy plot is gonna happen between Joy and Trevor ^^ Roght or wrog?? we'll see lol

Anonymous said...

I hope you are feeling better Kate!