Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Status of Things

I think I burned myself out. I had a feeling it was going to happen but I kept pushing myself anyway and now, my brain feels as if it has been beaten to a pulp. It is slowly getting better but I have decided a few things during this very long writer's block of mine.

STORIES ON HIATUS:
The Nicest Thing
A Slow Burn
The Beauty and the Tragedy

These three stories - as well as The Prettiest Thing - will BE DELETED from my account by tomorrow. I want to take them down and rework on them since I have many things I want to change with each story. This is an early warning so hopefully, when I take them down and tweak things, they will be perfet when I repost them at a later date.

STORY IN THE WORKS:
While those four stories will be deleted, a new one will be posted. It just came to me today while I was in the park and I will be dedicating myself to this one for a while.

With Me by Kate
A continuation of “The Prettiest Thing”. Ella and Brett deal with their long distance relationship while at different colleges. Trevor and Joy try being parents while also working for their own dreams. And Lyla and Andy struggle with her depression.

It is going to take place right after The Prettiest Thing and will deal with everything that people were wondering about between the end of the first story and the beginning of The Nicest Thing. I think as I write this, it will only make The Nicest Thing even better so be on the lookout for that. I hope there are still people interested in Brett and Ella and the whole list of characters as well as interested in my stories. I know I have lost a lot of readers judging by the lack of traffic on this blog but to those who have stuck around, thank you a million times.

14 comments:

Paula said...

While I'm the teeniest bit disappointed that The Beauty and the Tragedy isn't going to be updated for a while, you've more than made up for it with the announcement of With Me. I've missed Brella and the gang so much!

Hope you're feeling well, Kate :]

Paula

Anonymous said...

We stuck around alright, I stuck around ^^ !!!! I love your stories as you know it, I couldn't revieww before for lack of time I will correct that as soon as I can, but I wanted to post here first to assure you my 'loyalty' and love for your works ^^
Take care XD
bulma-veggie

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS NEW STORY!! I have a feeling it will be amazing! Feel better though!!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS NEW STORY!! I have a feeling it will be amazing! Feel better though!!

Anonymous said...

I wondered if this would be coming soon... I cannot blame you at all for taking a break from all your other projects. I really have a hard time imagining how draining it could be to force creativity when it is not coming naturally or easily.

I always like your stories but the ones YOU love (and I can tell by your writing) are the ones that catch my heart from the start. So I am glad that you are returning to Brett and Ella - they are some of your best ever and I can tell you like them also.

My mom always says that when you're lost go back to the last place you remember. The Prettiest Thing was the last story you completed where I didn't feel like you were lost or struggeling to find the words, the storyline, or the creativity to complete it. I hope that in returning to their lives it will help you find your voice again.

Take all the time that you need and have fun with it! Know that we'll be here behind you all the way! Have a good one, Kate!

~HMC

Noelle said...

I'm going to miss those stories while you work on them, but I'm glad that you've chosen a specific direction to go in. I think it will be easier for you to focus with only one main story to write about! I'm looking forward to any updates you have for us; I always appreciate you sharing your wonderful imagination with us!

em111 said...

woohoo!
Brett and Ella
my favorite couple!!
I really can't wait to read this
:D
I'm ready for some Brett and Ella fluff...and obviously a little drama..but mostly fluff:)

littlewiseone said...

I'm here, I'm here! I love Ella, and I loved TPT. I can't wait. I will admit I was excited about the update of The Prize, but I can wait.

Anonymous said...

I am a little sad you're not continuing these three stories just yet but god no wonder it all got on top of you with everything you were doing! I'll wait patiently for you to post them again some time in the future if that's what you decide to do :D

I'll absolutely read anything on Brett & Ella they're probably my all time favourite couple of yours! And of course Trevor & Joy too!

I may not have been able to review much recently because i'll be leaving for college in a few weeks so i've been trying to spend as much time with everyone as I can before i'm gone! I'll try to check in as much as I can but i'll review everything eventually!

Hope you look after yourself & take it easy! Good luck with your new story!!

L x

Anonymous said...

I have to admit I am a little sad that you are taking down those three stories, but I am patient and will wait until you are ready. But I cant wait to read the new story, I love Brett and Ella and I am so happy you decided to continue with them! Take it easy and good luck with everything!!

danielle said...

im sad that you are deleting these stories, but i am so super excited for another story about brett and ella, i think out of all the couples you have created they are one of if not my favorite. thank you for doing what you do and i cant wait for the story :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Kate,

It's Friday! Of course I would love another story of Brett/Ella and of everyone else in the story no matter how minor they are. So I'm totally thrill that you are going to give us more! I can't wait to read "With Me", seriously.

Goodness, I had no idea how good looking a couple Will and Lucy are and I plan to review their story sometime today. Thanks for creating a fictional world for me to get lost in.

7years

Anonymous said...

Is it possible you could put "The Prettiest Thing" back up for a couple of days so we can understand the story "with Me"? I just started reading your stories and they are wonderful, but I'm not sure if I would understand the continuation of "The Prettiest Thing" without reading that first.

-devoted new reader

Naoise said...

I'm sorry Kate. I've been pretty busy so I haven't been around to read and review your stories lately. But I'm glad you'll take it easy and write when YOU want to not when we want you to.

I'm SUPER excited for With Me now!
Yay! I still and I think always will love Ella & Brett and everyone else from TPT.