Monday, August 8, 2011

Finished, Finished, Finished

Ta dah!

I finally finished my WIP with an ending that will stand. At least until I edit and undoubtedly I will chop it to shreds.

But for now, I have that satisfying feeling. You know the one, you've cleaned your entire house and you're finally soaking in a bubble bath with a case of chardonnay? Sorry, that was just a fantasy it usually entails a guy name Guy rubbing my shoulders and begging me to let him paint my toenails. I don't know why, it's a fantasy, okay?

I've been neglecting my blog and I would like to promise to never allow that to happen again but as I already live in a world of self-delusion I don't want to press my luck. But I will check in more often.

Now that UNCLASSIFIED is marinating, I am taking a little breather and writing a couple of short stories for competition. One thing I've learned so far about shorts, I suck. Short, right? I'm actually surprised at how hard it is to write a complete story in under 2500 words or less. And what should I write about? I mean, do YA shorts even have a chance up against lost love (most common category)?

Please leave me your ideas for short stories so I can shamelessly steal them. Just kidding, I will feel shame, promise.


  1. I had a real good idea a second ago. Maybe it'll come back. I'll let you know:-)

  2. Excellent!

    Finishing a WiP. Best feeling in the world.

    Good job!

  3. Hooray for finishing your WIP! I write short stories--just started recently, and managed to get one pubbed in an online journal. The trick is to view the concept in a microscopic level. Instead of having a full cast of characters, focus on one or two major ones. Short story writing is excellent practice for cutting unnecessary wordage since word count is limited.

    Goodluck and have fun!

  4. yay! quite an accomplishment! enjoy your basking!
    for a super short story contest, go here’s-cafe-life-fiction-contest/#entry
    or to writers digest, they have multi genre shorts contests running all this fall =)

  5. Yay for you! Why don't you write a short story about an invisible dog, an old man, and a cigarette. Now....go! LOL! :P

  6. Congratulations on finishing your W.I.P. Enjoy the wonderful feeling of accomplishment.

    I am terrible at writing short stories. I just can't figure out how to write a story with so few words. But I am very sure if anyone can figure out a great way to do is you.

  7. Yay! Glad you finished. I was wondering where you were (ahem).

    Short story ideas: Vampire loves zombie, but becomes obsessed after sampling an octopus. Zombie gets jealous and starts to date squid for revenge???


    Have a super week.

  9. Congrats on finishing it! Oooh... that bubble bath looks very enticing. A guy named Guy, though? LOL. :D

  10. Congrats on finishing your WIP! *throws confetti* That's always such a wonderful feeling!

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

  11. Yay, on finishing the WIP. Congrats :)

  12. Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!

    Lola x

  13. Yeah!! I like that tub:) Stop by for a visit when you get a chance!