It’s October 29th, and I’m only 1/4th of the way through my last short story. This story is coming more slowly than I thought it would, but I’ve been planning and finding that I need my characters to go deeper. This has been really good, because I realized the second main character is barely introduced at all. And there were gaps in the general timeline of events.
My fiancè is taking a creative writing class this term, and one of the things he and his classmates are doing is writing short stories, swapping them and then critiquing. So sometimes, he and I will read these stories together. And it’s been really good for me to see the different styles, as well as ways to do things wrong. Doing this has helped me to take a step back and find similar mistakes in my writing. Even some silly things as being too vague, or adding too much unnecessary description.
Anyway, this all ties into my finishing up the collection of short stories, and knowing I need to do more editing.
I knew that they wouldn’t be publish worthy by the end of the month, though I secretly hoped so. I did know, however, that this would give me a deadline, and give me something to push towards.
Moral of the story is: I’m not done, but I’m pushing forward.
Good luck to everyone else and their writing.