No, not a sad statement about the way my hinder has sagged over the years. It finally happened, I’m behind by a story or two. Rabble. Work and family stuff kept me for my catch up writing time but I’m only down one day (so far). There’s always hope I can crank a couple more out during the week. We’ll see what happens.
I don’t think I’m getting particularly better at writing shorter. If anything, I feel like my writing wants to expand, again to about 5~6k words. There is a way to tell an interesting story in a small amount of words, but I don’t know it. Maybe I should have planned this better, taken a class on short fiction or re-read a writing book before trying this? Ah, hindsight. Ah well, at least I’m trying things, trying to change.
One change after this month, I’ll REALLY look forward to having the time to work on a story. Heck, just getting five hours to write a story instead of two or three is going to feel like a luxury.