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:
- Slacker for a little while longer. (Read: Write first draft like crazy until I'm done.)
- Let first draft ferment in a dark corner.
- Write two stories a week until I'm caught up.
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.