Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Current status of The Zebra Stripes!

Hola amigos! :D

Although I'm still not done with The Zebra Stripes (yet), I figured I'd give you all a little update on where I am with the story since my last post about it a few days ago.

So I liked the first surprise that I put into the book so much, I decided to add a surprise number 2 (well, actually it's kinda like surprise number 2 and surprise number 2 1/2 ... hopefully you'll get what I mean if you get to read it)! It's very similar to the first one, and it's somewhere else in the book.
And thus, that means .... *drum roll* .... I added another chapter to the book Haha! It's not a long one; it's only like 3500 words, but still; I'm excited about it! I put the second surprise in a brand new chapter of its own, while numero 2 1/2 got added onto a preexisting chapter! :)

I also finally finished the third to last chapter. :)
I kinda got a little distracted with writing the new one (like it consumed me as soon as the idea popped into my head). I also think it took so long because as a reader I don't want what happens at the end of the chapter to happen (cause it's sad), but as a writer I do ... if that makes sense haha!

The word count as of this moment is: 64,537 words, which includes the first scene of the second to last chapter I've already written. There's three major scenes in the second to last chapter, so I'm gonna guess that it's going to put the word count somewhere close to 70K once I'm done writing it, while the last chapter will definitely put it over the top! :D

And in other news: I finally reached 1,000 pageviews here on J.A.Y.A.!!!!!! I know that this technically happened yesterday ... but I wanted to give it the special recognition it deserved today! So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to ALL of you who have read even a little bit of my blog and helped me reach this milestone. I honestly get excited with EVERY pageview I get; so the 1,001th view is just as special to me as the 1,000th view. I hope that my blog can continue to grow with both the amount of people viewing it and the amount of information I can share with you all. :)

That's all for today. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday folks!

X <3 O


  1. Wow! You're a fast typer! I'm so slow it'll take me literally forever to reach the end of the page! Unless I'm really into it, and then I'll probably be typing at the speed of time. Usually when I start out with anything I'll be really sluggish until I get into the "groove."

    1. Haha yeah, I am a fast typer ... and I'd probably be faster if I didn't sit there staring at the screen or staring off into space when I start daydreaming. :)

      Yes, I definitely notice a difference when I get into a groove and the words are flowing. And then I think to myself "hey, I'm in a groove," which usually makes me lose it haha. :)