Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hard Decisions

I've been silent for a couple weeks, and I apologize. Lots of stuff has been happening on my side, writing and otherwise. Among other things, I've recently been mulling over a very difficult decision. It's one of those things I don't want to jump into (or out off) blindly. That said, I think I've finally made my choice. Now just to take a deep breath and follow through with it. Wish me luck!

In other news, because I haven't updated recently, you'll notice I passed my short story 'goal' by about 1k. You might be thinking that means I wrote THE END.

Well, I didn't.

I realized after I hit the 15k point, and I was only about half way through my plot. So, I started looking at the main line because well, I'm pretty sure I could write longer. What I learned was that the story was way, WAY, off what either line wanted. (See what I get for trying to write outside my genre and targeting a line?) I seriously considered scrapping it after that realization, but of course, even when I give up on things, my subconscious keep working on it. Two days ago, when I wasn't supposed to be working on the short at all, I suddenly realized several major things I could change that would bring it back in line. Now I just need to decide if I should start over without finishing the first draft (a terrible backslide into bad habits) or keep working, pretending like I made the changes already (which might get really really confusing as these are drastic changes.) What would you do?

This post is starting to run a little long, so I'll tell you about Fast Draft next time. Until then...Happy Tuesday, and Happy Earth Day everyone!

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