Monday, August 23, 2010

A Story A Week Update: Go Slacker!

I have a plan for my Story-A-Week.

I am going to continue to be a slacker for one or two more weeks. This is why: I'm almost done with the first draft of the rewrite of my WiP and I am finding it impossible to think of short stories when I am working so hard on a first draft.

It was easier to write short stories when I was only editing my WiP. This, of course, makes perfect sense. There's a big difference between EDITING and WRITING. Two different sections of brain, maybe?  

Therefore, the PLAN:
  1. Slacker for a little while longer. (Read: Write first draft like crazy until I'm done.)
  2. Let first draft ferment in a dark corner.
  3. Write two stories a week until I'm caught up.
Up next in the story line-up are Roland's three inspirational words: Love, Loss and Redemption. 

Very inspiring words. I know you're all dying to know what story's going to rear its beautiful head out of those three words. Sheesh, I'm dying to know, too. So far, BLANK BLANK BLANK. Which is why I'm giving myself permission to be a slacker for a couple more weeks.

I'm sure a brilliant idea will seize me. Don't be surprised, though, if it's a story about video games. I'm just trying to figure out how to get Love, Loss and Redemption into a story about video games.

If you have any great ideas, please share below. Otherwise, just say GO SLACKER! and I'll feel really good about myself.

Happy Monday!


  1. Slacker? You've written how many new words this summer? You're amazing!

  2. I agree with Myrna. You are most definitely not a slacker.

    Can't wait to hear more about how this new draft is shaping up!

  3. My daughter and I were shopping yesterday and I said I wanted to get a cart cause I didn't want to carry anything. (This was after I circled the lot to get a good parking spot.) She said to me, "Way to rock the slacker attitude, Mom!" I had to laugh...if my back hadn't been killing me I would have bought a 50 pound bag of dog food just to prove I could carry it...

    Be kind to yourself. That's what I'm preaching over at my blog right now...

  4. HA! Slacker? Whatever....
    Jiayou on the first draft!

  5. a mom of 4 kids, soon to be 5; a devoted wife; a beloved child of god; a prolific word producer; a blogger; a great persona -- hm... =) you have a pathetic standard, slacker ;p