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.
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.
Title: My Best Friend
Word Count: Not sure. I typed this by hand. I’m going to guess around 500.
Total Time: 40 minutes
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.
Word Count: 1,001
Total Time: 1.5 hours
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.
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 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.
Participating in Story-a-Day? Feel free to check out my profile at the site and add me as a friend. Of course, I’ll be blogging about my progress here, but I’ll be doing brief updates and such as the site as well. Looking forward to seeing your stories this coming month!