Did a short session early, but cut it off to go run before the heat hit and the work day started. That sure helped; got my body moving and my emotions perked up too. The pace of this challenge is starting to wear. Oddly this can give me trouble starting a story, but once the story takes hold, I’m all there. It just takes me.
Last night, while I was waiting to read “Death by Cookie” to Aleia I banged out a couple of sentences. In the morning, I looked at some story starts (which I don’t seem to be interested anymore) and just went on with those few sentences. A short session in the morning, more at lunch, and then in the evening. “Ela and the Naiad” is a fantasy story and about 3,800 words. Read it to Aleia. Off it goes tomorrow.
I’m beginning to think that with enough practice you can take any old thing and build a story up from it.
Another thing the fatigue has brought is less wondering “what am I going to write next?” Lately, I just don’t know. I write.
“Death by Cookie” off to Dean. The streak is at 13. Two weeks here I come.
Heard back form Dean on story #5, “Wink, Plum, and the Bones that March.” That one needs a bit more work.
Took a few minutes and entered corrections from my proofreader on story #2, “The Disappearing Neighborhood” and sent it off to market. This was one of the ones Dean said to get out there and now it is.
Stats for Today
Strategies Employed: Exercise!
Lessons Learned: If you are there and give them time, stories will grow out of nearly anything. BONUS: you’ll get stuff you never dreamed of.
Words Written: 3,900
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|
|12||With Light Years Between Us||4670||Yes|
|13||Life and a Starling||2278||Yes|
|15||Jump in Time||8768||Yes|
|16||Death by Vodka||2100||Yes|
|17||Death by Cookie||4094||Yes|
|18||Ela and the Naiad||3800||No|