Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May stories update #1

May 2: Prompt - Valley, Lissy & Jarrell - when these three names come together, what happens? Apparently my next attempt at a 500 word story turns into a 1000+ word fable about Jarrell and Lissy doing a challenge to get married in the valley. Will they make it? I don't know. I'm cutting myself off at 1K. I'll make some notes and return to that another day.

May 3 and 4: I'm giving myself a pass on the weekends, but if the story and time to write it pops up, I'm not going to stand in the way.

After working most of Saturday, I had Sunday pegged as a mostly writing day - which is good because I have a lot of edits to catch up on from critiques coming in on my novel. But, alas, running kids around, planting my garden, and house projects took over and I didn't get a damn thing done on the writing front.

May 5: Andrew's prompt: That cat had been a pain in the neck for years but, now, it had literally become a pain in his neck. Annnd... picking the prompt and doing a little brainstorming was as far as life allowed me to get.

May 6: The cat story is complete at 1,070 words. Sorceress Shireen likes cats, and men. Her cats don't share the same affections.

Current tally:
Shorts that worked and might become something good: 2
Shorts that I set aside for later: 1
Days I didn't get to write: 3

7 comments:

  1. Well, you're definitely getting words written, and progress is being made. Keep it up! It's just annoying how those pesky life tasks keep getting in the way...

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    1. Yay for progress. If only I had a little cabin in the woods where I could be alone... with a cook, and a maid, and internet, of course. :)

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  2. These teasers! I want to read them all. What do the cats do the men? I am not one of those guys who underestimates cats. Our cat, Herman The Wonder Kitten (long gone now) nearly drove me mad. MAD I TELL YOU... *cowers under the table holding a wooden sword*

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    1. I love Herman's full name. Ha! As a former cat person, I have to admit that cats can be evil. I imagine what goes on in their heads is probably pretty twisted too.

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  3. Hey! You wrote that! I want to read it!

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    1. Once I get it cleaned up a little, I'll email you a copy. :)

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