Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Writing Challenge - Update 2

A Story A Day In May update:
(a daily log of  victory and shame)

May 7: Taking a Breather - 1850 words - A very dark attempt at a mermaid story. This one was loosely inspired by a 100 word sentence story I wrote a year ago. It needs some work, but I'm fairly happy with how the story turned out.

May 8: Here's a short story about why I didn't get time to write: I woke up at 4am with an allergy attack and got back to sleep at 6:30, half an hour before I had to get up. After seeing the kids off, I worked like a maniac. At noon, I ran to pick up one child from school for both of our dentist appointments. Then brought said child home to eat lunch while I worked, then dropped child back at school. I finally had time to eat lunch. Then more work, but I ran out of time to drop off orders for shipping. Dropped off Girl Scout snacks at school, then dropped off shipments. Ran back to school. Loaded up car with Girl Scouts and went on a field trip. Came back to school. (Noticing a central school theme for the day?) Got rid of all kids but mine. Dropped that kid off at home and drove to other kid's track meet. Met other Girl Scout leader there to exchange paperwork and watched the half of the track meet I hadn't missed because I was late thanks to the field trip. Ran home with track kid. Made dinner and shoveled food in my face. Drove to a Girl Scout leader meeting. Sat through an hour of women blathering to get my needed paperwork exchanged / picked up / stuff for the girls. Drove home. Talked on the phone for an hour with the other Girl Scout leader who couldn't make the meeting. Then I dealt with Boy Scout emails from people who had three weeks to order shirts for their boys, but didn't and now want to know if they can have them tomorrow. (Um no.) And now my zombie ass is sitting on the couch staring off into space. Not the kind of staring that means plotting, but the drool from the corner of the mouth kind. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

May 9: Document 9: The percolater coughed up a little something. I put in sci-fi, it came out fantasy. I asked for comedy, it came out depressing. I wiped it up with a tissue and put it back in the percolator. Moving on.

6 comments:

  1. I think I will steer clear of getting my kid into Girl Scouts, after reading this. LOL. Good luck percolating!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Having your kid in Girl Scouts if fine. When your the leader AND your kid is in Girl Scouts, it's a lot more work. ;)

      Delete
  2. Look on the bright side. May 9 could have read "chewed arm off Girl Scout leaders turning them into zombies. Girl Scout zombie army now lurching towards Manhattan..."

    Full sympathies on the Boy Scout emails. Ali has to deal with that kind of crap too :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And those Girl Scout zombies would be selling cookies all the way to Manhattan. Coooooookies. Brain! Eeer, I mean cooookies! :D

      Delete
  3. Pretty funny that your comedy turned into a dark story. I bet if you tried to write a romance in this modd you seem to be in, it would be two ghosts getting it on after their grizzly deaths. Still, I liked your impromptu excuse story. It sounded almost believable. Tell me there were hooters involved and I might buy it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm at a loss for today as of yet. I'm hoping the percolator spits out something workable from all the ideas I've put in the darn thing.

      There were hooters involved: Mine. They were with me all day. I also answered a customer email dealing with owl graphics so there ya go. ;)

      Delete