I got hit hard on Tuesday and got almost nothing written for like two days straight. So much for the Wordslinger’s competition for February. (you get more points for sustained writing than bursts of wordcount. ) But I will say that lying in bed does wonders for the imagination. I got a really solid short story idea* and I got the first act written last night. If it gets critiqued well, I think I’ll put that into my Clarion West application.**
Despite everything, I was somewhat productive this week. I pounded out a short story on Friday. One of those ideas that gets you up out of bed on 5am (on a day when I SHOULD be sleeping in) and just burns through you. It’s mostly an exercise in voice but it has a nice twist to it. I think. Of course, it plays around with some taboos, so it may not be salable but I’m proud of it.
I’ve also got another short story idea on deck for this weekend. This is another of my dark superhero stories, set in a world where you…just can’t get rid of the damn ‘heroes’. Not a nice place to live but those kind of places seem to make for the best drama.
That’s it for now. We may be getting some new Wordslinger applicants. I hope that goes well. We have a few members on a break due to work or life and I’m going to sincerely miss them. Life happens and then you write about it.
*It’s probably been done, almost everything has been but still…
**Yeah, I was going to send it in early but I ran out of time and health. I still have until March 1st.