I only stayed up until 12:30 last night finishing story #4. So I suppose that’s progress. But I’m still a week behind. And I still want to write two flash stories in a week to get caught up. Anyway, this one is called “For We So Love The Worlds”, 700 words about a soul working […]Read More Story #4 is done
Well, I made good progress most days last week. The best day was one where I actually started writing in the morning. Even so I still stayed up until 5 a.m. last night to finish story #3. This A Story A Week challenge is giving me serious sleep deprivation. Now I need to write two […]Read More I dreamed that Sauron had a spaceship in his desk
I didn’t finish story #3 last night either. If I keep up the pace of the last few days, it’s going to take me a couple more days to finish it. Which doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to write a fourth story by Sunday night. I have decided that finishing what I start […]Read More Should I finish story #3 or start story #4?
Story number three did not cooperate with the plan. I thought I had half a chance of finishing it last night, but the middle was still too sketchy, so I’ve only got half a story. On the plus side, I think this one is a real story, a moody fantasy about gods and dark magic. […]Read More Half a chance of finishing is only half a story so far
After I picked a bit of flash to finish, I kept thinking I’d clean it up by Saturday night. Then I made the mistake of thinking there needed to be more to the concept, but the more I tried to extend it, the less I liked it. It got so bad, I started to wonder […]Read More How I failed to write two bad stories in a row
After thrashing all week with the story I have been fighting with all last year, I finally set out to write something new last night. Wouldn’t want to flub my resolution in the very first week now, would I? It still took me a while to settle in and face up to the prospect of […]Read More I finished something!
Since my biggest weakness is finishing things, I’m making it my goal to complete the first draft of a new short story a week, for at least a month. I will post how I’m doing each Sunday. Hopefully, this means I’ll be creating a flurry of weird flash fiction. I can’t guarantee that no space […]Read More My New Year’s Resolution for 2014
I’ve been working on a poem that was inspired by a video showing a rhinoceros being relocated via helicopter. Even though I think I just did the last revision, I feel the need to let it rest a couple days to decide that I’m truly done before I start pumping my fist and shouting. Oh, […]Read More Sometimes Pegasus looks like a flying rhinoceros
As I said last year, this year I want to finish more stuff. So what’s my tally for January 2012?Read More So how’s that plan to finish what you’re writing going?
When I look back at how my writing went in 2011, I see I’m going to add my voice to the chorus that says this year really stunk up the joint. Just about the only thing I got better at was gathering rejections, which is actually a good thing, because it led to making my […]Read More In which I bid good riddance to 2011