Story a Day Report for May 6th

Title: None

Word Count: Not sure, as I wrote by hand today, but probably around 400 words

Genre: Flash fiction

Total Time: 30 minutes

Comments: Another uninspired day, but at least I got words down. Looking forward to having unlimited time on the weekend to write.

Story a Day Report for May 5th

Title: Untitled

Genre: Flash fiction

Word Count: 156 words

Total Time: 10 minutes

Comments: I wrote this piece for another one of Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenges, but I’m not sure it’s going to get posted. The muse has really not been around this week. I keep writing because I committed to writing, but so far I’m not happy with the work I’ve produced this month. If I sit down with it tomorrow and like whatever revisions I make, it might go up, but I’m not guaranteeing anything.

Story a Day Report for May 4th

Title: My Best Friend

Word Count: Not sure. I typed this by hand. I’m going to guess around 500.

Total Time: 40 minutes

Genre: Mainstream

Comments: Still struggling to get words out this week. My friend’s death has me in a bit of a funk. Still, I’m pushing through and working. I love the idea in the story, I just need to hone it and make it stronger. There’s definitely some potential here. This is going to be a good piece. It just needs revision.

Story a Day Report for May 3rd

Title: None

Word Count: 1,001

Total Time: 1.5 hours

Genre: Horror

Comments: I don’t hate this one. It’s a pretty complete piece. I need to flesh out a bit of narrative in the middle, but it doesn’t have the huge gaps that are in my stories from the first two days. It’s not great, but I’m also a beginning horror writer. This is only the second piece of horror I’ve actually attempted. It needs some work, but there’s definitely potential. Plus, I had fun writing it.

Story-A-Day Report: Day 2

Title: None

Word Count: 1,122

Total Time: Didn’t keep track. It was a busy day with bad news (see below), so I just took it 100 words at a time in between phone calls, errands, and other things. I’m going to say 3 hours,  but it was 3 hours laced with distractions. Obviously. Because I can easily write 1,000 words in 1/3 of the time when my life is a bit calmer.

Genre: Science fiction

Comments: I thought this story was going to be great, but I’m not happy with it at all, and it feels uninspired. Then again, I was uninspired. It’s not technically finished. There’s a stopping point, but it doesn’t feel like an ending at all. A friend of mine died last night, and I haven’t been in much of a writing mood today. Still, I did what I could. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Actually, tomorrow, I’m going to be too busy to write. Which is to say, I will write, but I’m pretty sure I won’t like what I’ve written.

Story a Day Report for May 1st

Story Title: None

Word Count: 5,300

Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes (though I imagine it might have been a little less, as that whole presidential announcement proved to be quite a distraction).

Genre: Personal alternate history

Comments: It has a beginning, middle, and end, but it’s not complete. There are brackets where sections need to be finished and filled in. Still, the structure and major plot points are all there. The biggest problem right now is that it’s very heavy on the exposition, but sparse on dialogue. This is one of my major writing issues, though, so I’m not surprised. I think this piece has potential, but it will definitely need a lot of work.