June 4, 2017

Day 4: Short Story Marathon


Two stories out the door! Story #1, “Woody and June vs. the Fungus-Head Zombies,” and story #2, the sci-fi android story now with a title,”Daisy’s Heart”.

I read “Daisy’s Heart” to Aleia this morning and there were tears–a good sign for this story–and she helped me find the title. This was one of those “jump of the cliff and trust” stories and it turned out well.

Getting close to the end of story #3, “Woody and June vs. the Grand Canyon.”

This is like working at light speed for me. I never get things out this quickly and wouldn’t without this challenge. That said, I wrote less than I could have today because I’m pretty tired. This is a marathon and I’ve got to find a pace I can keep. There are still 28 stories to go.

Stats for Today

Strategies Employed: Serialized Story. Writing the story rattling around my head.

Lessons Learned: Trust the story and it will take you places you couldn’t imagine (I know that sounds weird, but that is how it feels). Challenges, like this one, force you to do more than you thought you could.

Words Written: 3,900

Hours: 4

Stories Sent to Dean: 2!

Story Summary

# Story Total Words Done?
1 Woody and June vs. the Fungus-Head Zombies 5101 Yes
2 Daisy’s Heart 5800 Yes
3 Woody and June vs. the Grand Canyon 5050 No

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