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.

14 comments:

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

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  2. Excellent!

    Finishing a WiP. Best feeling in the world.

    Good job!

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  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!

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  4. yay! quite an accomplishment! enjoy your basking!
    for a super short story contest, go here
    http://boscafelife.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/announcing-the-bo’s-cafe-life-fiction-contest/#entry
    or to writers digest, they have multi genre shorts contests running all this fall =)

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  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

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  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 it...it is you.

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  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???

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS !!!

    Have a super week.

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

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  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? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

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

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

    Lola x
    http://lola-x.blogspot.com

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

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