Started up on a new scifi story early, taking on the blank page again–that is, starting with nothing, not even an idea before getting to the computer. What popped out was an idea I had worked on a little last month. I got a bit over 1,000 words in and realized it wasn’t working, because I was bored. I think boredom in the writer is a blaring sign to STOP.
At lunch, started with a short phrase Aleia heard yesterday, an intriguing way to start a story. It’s a near-future scifi story written as a series of voice mails. Got most of it done at lunch, finished it up in the evening, and read it to Aleia. It’s called “Fake Jake” and is a nice, slim 1,500 words.
“A Unexpected Guest” has been renamed “Fitz’s Second Change” (still don’t know if that title will stick). I cleaned it up a tad and sent it to Dean. That’s 6 days on the streak!
Had a bit of extra time this evening, so started noodling with another scifi story, using some research I did that didn’t work for “Fake Jake”. No title yet and not on the list below, but did about 900 words on it.
Stats for Today
Strategies Employed: Real-world story prompt.
Lessons Learned: When your bored, it’s time to fix it or dump it.
Words Written: 3,700
Stories Sent to Dean: 1
|1||Woody and June vs. the Fungus-Head Zombies||5101||Yes|
|3||The Disappearing Neighborhood||2773||Yes|
|4||Woody and June vs. the Grand Canyon||6070||Yes|
|5||Home in Time||4483||Yes|
|6||Wink, Plum, and the Bones that March||5972||Yes|
|7||The Stars in Hoshi’s Eyes||2532||Yes|
|8||Android Eve and Adam||3512||Yes|
|9||A Long, Hard Fall||8475||Yes|
|10||Fitz’s Second Chance||2800||Yes|