It’s monday and here in Montreal it’s a mess. The weird weather has turned the city into a huge Slurpee. It’s a day where I wish I was already a very successful writer and I could stay at home to write. I’m not, so the best I can do is do this with my lunch hour! To this week’s prompt!
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Well here is this week’s response to Prompt and Response #2. It’s an incomplete story, but there’s more than 1000 words and frankly, I intend to play with this one a long time. I doubt I can keep it under 10K, I think there’s enough meat there for a novel!
Here is the prompt:
Main Character: A noble genetic engineer with a pair of small spectacles
Setting: The middle ages, in Mexico (it says Mexico City, but to be honest, I don’t know that Mexico city existed then)
The Story is about: What happens when humans trespass upon secrets best left buried
And here is my response:
I have received my copies of the 2011 Writer’s Market and the 2011 Guide to Literary Agents! I had ordered them very early yesterday morning from Amazon in a bid to outwit the inner shithead.
I’ve been trying to cut down my personal spending this year (new house and new child and all), but I figure if I put them to good use they could be considered an investment right?
This week I have worked. I can be honest, however, and say that I could easily have worked harder and accomplished more. I have a short story to try and write, a prompt to work on and my attempted serial is just getting to the good parts. Sadly none of these will write themselves.
I’ve also got a plan and a good start to finally rewriting the manuscript that’s been haunting me for the last couple of years…but I’ve not touched it.
I’m a really really bad procrastinator. I put things off. I’ll do it later. In fact, I was going to post this on Monday but…
I’ve been playing around with a words a bit lately and having a lot of fun, but I’ve decided that it’s time to get to work!
I have a first draft finished. I’m confident in the story and I’m excited enough about it that I want to take it all the way. It’s been a while since I finished the first draft, so I’ve spent the last week or so getting back into my notes and re-reading.
There are a lot of problems. I see nothing that can’t be fixed, but it won’t fix itself. It needs a serious rewrite and here’s how I plan to get it done!
…and that makes me mighty.
What makes you mighty?