Short Story

So in an earlier post, I mentioned I would probably write some short stories before I started on the second draft of my novel. Shortly after finishing the novel, I sat down and brainstormed half a dozen ideas for stories. I picked one, and started writing.

About 1,400 words in, I decided it wasn’t working. But that’s OK; I’d rather find out sooner than later. So I abandoned that story (for now at least) and started another one. This second one really spoke to me, and I wrote 7,000 words in the space of three days. Pretty good for part-time writing.

I’ll still need to revise it, but overall, I’m pretty happy with it. I decided to write it in first person point of view, rather than third person, which is what I wrote my novel in. I mainly did it for a change, but I think I like writing like that. It gave the narrative a more lively feel, and let me expose the thoughts of the narrator more readily.

Anyway, at this point, I’ll probably take a break from all writing for a couple of days, then start revising this story. I think it has real potential, and assuming I can get something good out of if in the revision process, I will probably try submitting it for publication.


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