Sunday, June 19, 2011

Perhaps I *am* Daft

When I posted the Lester story link on my Facebook page, I included the writing prompt and the comment "lest you think I'm daft". Predictably, people felt that my writing wasn't the sole indicator. They also hinted that they already knew my level of daft-itude - the nerve!

Why, you may ask, do I bring this up tonight? Because I found a new (to me) e-zine - Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. They have a very narrow timeline for submissions:

Issue Three: "Cinderella" theme, submission window opens at 12 a.m., EST, June 27, and closes at 11:59 p.m., June 30.
Predictably, I've decided I simply MUST write a story for this issue. 1,500 words, one week - obviously I can do that! I've also figured out that I stand zero chance of having anything accepted for publication if I don't write and submit something - genius, right? It's ok, you don't have to tell me, I already know. ;)

I started the story earlier today - actually went outside, sat on the patio, and used pen and paper to jot out some notes. When I returned to my computer, I started writing. About 45 minutes later, I'd written myself into a corner. I've let it stew since then, but I think I've now thought my way out of that predicament and am ready to get back to the typing part. That may have to wait until tomorrow, since I'm here typing this instead of there, writing that.


  1. Predictably, I found a new word to overuse and abuse. Sheesh.

  2. I think there is something in the air. On both stories I'm working on, a short and a my novel, I've gotten stuck. Or as you put it, I've painted myself into a corner. Maybe we need some sort of shift in the planetary alignment or something of the sort.

  3. LOL Nina - in other endeavors, my business partner and I have sometimes resorted to "and then his head exploded!" as a way to acknowledge that we were stuck but it wasn't anything that couldn't be fixed (by an explosion sometimes ;)).

    In the case of the Cindy story, I deleted the last two lines and voila! It was like it had never happened.

    Psssst - Pluto is no longer a planet, scientists recently watched as a black hole swallowed an entire star (scary!) and yesterday, Sally Wade, the late great George Carlin's life love, said "For those who didn't see this yesterday, George will be filing this report on Jupiter." Something's gotta align! :)