Book Update

Book updates

 If you missed my post about my book update I had done before, you can click here.

I keep pushing this post further down my draft folder (don’t know why), but I thought it was time to write this post, as I do have lots of changes and I did tons of work.

Word count so far: 60,000 words, give or take a few (not counting yesterday and today). I love to round up my writing, no real reason to do so, but I like it.

Pages: 250 pages.

OK! Lets dive into the book (a bit):

I promise to keep this short 🙂

As I said in my first my post (link under the picture), my book is set in a futuristic world very similar to ours. It’s a cross of Science Fiction, Dystopian and a bit of romance.

I am now at a point in my story where my Hero has had his Fun & Games (It’s a beat from save the cat) and is now deep in the Midpoint beat.

At this point, Jack (my main character) is tormented by many imaginary and real sights while fighting to breathe due to the lack of good breathable air. This pushes him close to death, without him even knowing why. Without getting into specifics, that I can’t write here (sorry), I can say that this takes its toll on him and from here on out there is a very visible transformation that occurs.

Here Jack will feel a lot of anger, loss and confusion, but that’s ok. This will help him grow as a person and gain the strength he needs in order to fight his enemies (in Act 3).

Because there are two major plots in this story, that are running along side each other throughout the story, there are a few bad guys here, but there is that one guy who makes the leap and becomes more horrible and motivated than the others.

In this midpoint of the story, Jack will soon find new friends while trying to find his old ones.

The bit of romance (<3) I have in my story will start to unfold, and Jack will struggle with it, a lot!

I love writing this story…

I love how the story keeps me more excited about what comes next. I know it sounds funny as I am the storyteller, but there are some details that I don’t know, even though I have outlined my story, sometimes my characters do surprise me and the story goes through a side road for a bit. I love it when it happens, because this way I get to know more about my characters and their world through their eyes and their appearance.

I struggle within story…

At first, I had a bit of a struggle combining the major plot lines together smoothly.

At first I had like 2 stories, lol, that should work together, but they didn’t. It took me awhile to understand where is the right line to mash them together.

Now, my major struggle is showing my antagonist (villain) the way I see him in my head. So to solve that I am building him from the ground, lol, I’ve created a folder that is just about him 😀 There in notes, I put all the details I can master up so I will know him as I know myself.

I don’t know if this sounds crazy or not, but it helps me a lot.

If you have any suggestions for a great antagonist, please share them in the comments, I would love to know your thoughts on this 🙂

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

Galit

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31 thoughts on “Book Update

      1. Well you have a mini fan base starting here huni… we’re all eager to read it when the time is right 🙂 There’d be no better feeling than walking into a bookstore and seeing your book on the ‘Best Sellers’ stand – ultimate dream eh?sigh 😀 x

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  1. I really enjoy an antagonist who is opposing the protagonist because the believe what they are doing is right. Take the divergent series, the antagonist does what she is doing because she actually believes without that current system in place society as she knows it would collapse.

    I have always felt that relatable antagonists have this mindset. To take this point one step further, look at the most hated antagonist in history, Adolf Hitler. Hitler did not do the things he did because he was a “bad guy”. He did them because he believed that it was right. The German people did not commit the atrocities of World War 2 because they were a groupof evil doers…they did them because they fundamentally believed they were correct in doing so.

    That’s my own opinion, but I believe that’s what makes an antagonist great and memorable.

    S.D.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 I think the same way, that is why I work extra hard on my antagonist. I want people to love to hate him 😉 More than that, I want people to see how hard he works for he feels is the right thing to do.

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  2. As long as the antagonist is relatable they’ll work! I hate it when I read a book and the bad guy is just bad for the sake of being bad gags (This is mostly because I always side with the underdog/antagonist characters in just about everything)

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  3. Your story sounds like a blast! I loved when you described how the story keeps you guessing and things pop up when you don’t expect it. That’s one of my favorite parts of writing, and I love it when it happens to myself or other authors! It’s so cool!

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  4. I currently printed up a few questionnaires that will help me develop my own characters. It’s my first step to getting back to writing. And reading about your experience and the excitement has made me excited to get back to my own work.

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