Before earlier this summer I’ve never really written short stories. At least none that I really enjoyed writing. But so far I’ve written two and I actually like the feeling of having accomplished something. (Not that writing novels isn’t an accomplishment). It’s just nice to say that I finished a story.
I actually finished one this morning. (On day three of my new writing schedule for the month). I have a goal of writing one a week, which I might have to change if these trends continue. Anyway I was 157 words short of my 500 words/day so I had to start another one because I didn’t want to drag out the ending of the first one.
The new story is going ok. I think it got weird fast (I’m stopping at the end of each line whether the sentence is done when I hit 500 words) so I’ve only written about half a page. Do you ever get that feeling about your writing? How do you fix it or get past that feeling? Maybe I’ll start it over tonight or think of a way to move it in a different direction.
How is your writing coming along?