Today was less productive than I was hoping it would be, and a lot of it had to do with my being scatter-brained through a good portion off the day. Did not really get to serious writing until the evening, but managed to put in another ten pages of “You Are My Brothers.” This story is as rough as “Sublease” was, but the overall plot is beginning to come together. And with every scene I write I get a better handle on the pacing and what I can and can’t accomplish with the word limitations given to me. 12,000 – 17,000 words seems like a lot, but it’s amazing how quickly it can get eaten up.
Now you know why flash fiction is a challenge for me! A fun challenge, but a challenge all the same.
Speaking of flash fiction, I came up with two ideas that I need to flesh out more, but one will be a tale about applying for position of the prince that wakes the sleeping princess with a kiss, and the other will occur in the minutes and hours following the sun going out not with a bang, but with a whimper. Will the world follow suit?
Anyway, tomorrow my plan is to get another ten or so pages of “You Are My Brothers” written and finish with that rough draft on Sunday. I would like to revise “Listening Post” as well, and get to work on the reading research for “Song of Battle.” I’ve never tried writing anything with music in it, so it’ll be a great challenge.
- Nonfiction: 276
- Planning and outlining: 250
- Fiction: 3,000
- Salable words: 000
Total Fiction for Month: 30,719
Total Salable for Month: 1,070