my name is Kate and I have finished four novels.


My name is Kate and I have finished four novels.

Today I finished my fourth novel, and was reminded of how surreal it feels to actually finish a novel. Do we ever really "finish" a book? Or does the book slowly, maybe even painfully finish us? Either way, it's a bit like growing up; it hurts but, dang is it beautiful and make you feel terribly in love.

Finishing a novel though, this one in particular for me, is the beginning of a whole new journey. It's been 2 long years coming, and now I can finally dive in head first.

The truth is, whether you're a writer, or a rapper, or a singer, or a dancer, juggler, whatever you are-- whatever you do, your art is a journey. It's an adventure; a river with new bends, and a mountain with riveting slopes. Watch out for trees. That kind of thing.

So for me, this is a new leg of the journey. The stoke is high.


LATELY:

new hillsong album
letters from italy
emails with afghan war veterans
staying up and watching lone survivor with my dad
weekends with my amazing grandparents
my grandfather's military stories
post it notes everywhere
seventy four thousand words
watching narnia movies with my sister

what has your lately been?

k a t e
ps. my eyes are tired and I'm doubting that my grammar is spectacular right now. Forgiveth. xx




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  1. Congrats on your fourth novel! I can only imagine how surreal the success of such a personal creation could feel.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. thank you so much, M <3 I am pretty stoked about it

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  2. Congratulations! Beautiful perspective as always. :) All the best as you keep on in the journey!

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    1. thank you, Bethany! Also I received your email and shall be replying asap :)

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  3. CONGRATS. You deserve a big pat on the back and a slice of pie. Keep writing forever.

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    1. your words were a huge encouragement, Susanna, thank you

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU. I know that feeling -- ENJOY it. Enjoy it so much and snuggle on the couch with that feeling of accomplishment and never let yourself forget that if you do nothing else in your life YOU HAVE WRITTEN FOUR BOOKS. That is so crazy - incredible, and I never understood that when I was younger. IT IS CRAZY. You are crazy, and wonderful, and this is unbelievable. :) Go. You.

    (...share? with us? ever?)

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    1. THANK YOUUU OLIVIA <3 your words...oh my goodness, they just brightened my day so much. It really means a lot to me. And hopefully sharing things soon! :D

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  5. Congratulations! That's a huge accomplishment. It really is so satisfying to finish a novel. I have 3 finished myself. and Im working on rewriting my latest one. and you just reminded me of how much I am looking forward to finishing this rewrite. I cant wait for that rewarding feeling :)
    congrats again!

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    1. Thank you, Faith-- and way to go! That's amazing that you've finished 3 novels. Have a blast with the rewrite and enjoy every minute. :)

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  6. YAY AND CONGRATS ON 4 NOVELS. This is huge and I'm so so happy for you!! *dances quietly in the background* I also love that picture. AHEM. I love that though "your art is your journey"...so true and so beautifully worded. :')

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  7. Congratulations!!! That's so exciting!!

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  8. That is such a huge accomplishment! Congrats, girl!

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  9. Congrats on finishing another novel! That sounds like the most wonderful, exciting thing ever! :)

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