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katiekeepsitcool has written 18 entries about this goal

It's been a while!

At last update I was at just over 600k total views to my stories on

On Christmas Day, 2012, I reached 1,000,000! Yes, one MILLION views to my stories. Holy balls. I honestly never expected that kind of traffic, and seeing it now (and realizing that eight months got me another 400k views alone) is really inspiring. I know FanFiction is not writing in the most traditional sense, I suppose, but it’s something that I and thousands of others partake in and feel good about. It’s a way to work on developing plot without having too stress ourselves out over simultaneous character development. I save that kind of stress for NaNoWriMo, in November…

I completed two of my most popular stories to date, and crossed 540 something reviews to one of them. I know that’s still not a ton (my eventual goal is 1k+ reviews on my stories, but we’ll work on that) but it’s a definite start. Weeee!

typing away!

nearly 7k yesterday, and another 2k so far today. i intend to write another 8k before shane gets home from work at 3am… ugh. plenty of time. this is how i’m spending my fourth of july. yowza.

Update on word count, etc.

555,264 Words in FanFiction
Over two years of NaNoWriMo – 106,846 words
doodles, vignettes, and bullshit – appr. 80,000 in the past 12 mos.
9 stories completed – three others nearly there
604,065 total hits to stories
1,848 total reviews
2,156 total favorites
2,593 total alerts added

author favorite adds: 224
author alert adds: 247

Numbers are increasing – though not in the way they should be. I have to admit, I’ve left my writing behind WAY too much over the past months, and the months before that… I was just too distracted or too busy. Now that boyfriend works the nights, (he’s gone 2PM and back by 2:30 AM) I’ll have plenty of time… which is good.

I feel like I should update this for many reasons.

1) I moved away from fictionpress and have started expressly writing fanfiction for fun. It’s my time waster, and it’s doing well.

2) My fiction works are being expanded via NaNoWriMo, which writers everywhere should already know is the best thing in the whole world and my life.

Current stats: FFnet

Total Words Written: 517,931
Total Stories Written: 20
Total Stories Completed: 7, 13 are in progress/continuous, some abandoned
Total Hits to Stories: 542,644
Total Reviews: 1,457
Total Favorited: 1,592
Total Alerts Added: 2,092
Community Adds: 49

Author Favorite Adds: 168
Author Alert Adds: 183

As you can see, it’s kind of WAY bigger than it used to be… and the funny thing is, I think I update less than I used to. However, my style has improved, my stories are better and more well formed… so things are definitely getting better.

In other news, NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, and I’ve been slowly outlining my novel for the month entitled Miss Priss – a story about a City girl who leaves town to live with her absentee father and escape the perfect, prep-school life her mother has built for her. Little does Skye know, being a teenager is the same wherever you go, and the same types of people are everywhere. One hot summer, a few snobby, prissy debutantes, a ridiculously cute southern boy, and three months of self-discovery later, Skye realizes who’s been being Prissy all along. I’m really excited about it, I just need to know more about the South before I really start writing. I’m excited.

i'm writing on two platforms now., which is dorkier but easier for me to do because i don’t feel comfortable with some of my own characters just yet,

and, which is going to help me tremendously with character and plot development. i have two stories up, only a chapter or two of each, but i like working on them.

four stories, one complete.
a total of about 52,500 hits.
8 community adds
180 alerts
150 favorites
about 200 reviews
total of 129k words !

two stories
about 100 hits
no comm adds
a few alerts
a few favorites
3 reviews.
total of about 9k words.

i’m almost to where i want to be with this goal :]


over 106k words :]
160 reviews, all good
four community adds
and plenty of favorite author/favorite stories.

well well.

i got over 7,000 views…


and i’m at 86k words. sweeeeet.


coming in at 41,496 words, with 20 chapters…
a total of over 15,000 hits (each hit is just on one chapter, not 15k of the whole story, but still)
with, at finish, a total of 140 alerts, 214 “favorites” and even one add into a reader’s community of her favorite stories of a certain type,
and almost 100 reviews, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM POSITIVE,
i would say that it was definitely a success :D

I already have two others in the works, both are 15k and 25k words long, and they are doing alright (not as greast as that first one, obviously) and I’ve posted the first chapter to a fourth story. And now, here’s the big bit, I’ve been so inspired by this bit, that I’m posting the beginning to TWO more stories in the next few days! All of these ideas for new things just keep popping into my head now. I love it. I feel amazing.

Also – this makes my current word count over 80,000 words. 10,000 in one day. In just a few hours, really. I should write myself a numerical goal. This number of stories, or this number of words. I think 200,000 is a good first step, but I’d like to keep this goal up until 500,000. Or maybe even 1,000,000, but that might take a whole year. We’ll see. :]


70,000 words.
70 reviews, all of them good.
and so many hits, it makes my head spin.
i wrote about 5000 words today alone
and i’m starting THREE new stories tomorrow
each of them VERY different.
i’m excited. overjoyed. and
because i’ve been focusing all of this energy into my writing
i am so much more calm and collected in the real world


4,000 hits in just 5 days
plus twenty reviews.
plus fifty followers.

i have run right into a writers block D:

katiekeepsitcool has gotten 10 cheers on this goal.


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