ROW80-2, wk 7, rpt 1

A bit more balanced week so far between writing and critiquing thanks to a 8000 word short I critiqued for a pal and Operation Kindle Beta.

The writing is going great.  I wrote a YA romance scene that fizzled because the heroine rebelled at too much too soon.  It was like trying to force the wrong ends of two magnets together.  So, I ended up deferring the clench (cause I save everything) and rewrote a new bit that was so much smarter, plot-wise.  It also provided a nice new theme to carry the plot to a more satisfying conclusion where I will be able to recycle the kissy bits.  I swear, my fingers, when left to their own devices, are better at this than I am.

Sounds like a Stephen King novel, eh?  Woman author wakes up each morning to find fantastic new pages to a novel.  She has little memory of writing it, yet it’s always in her handwriting.  The book is a smashing success BUT…there is always a price to pay.  Fifteen minutes of dizzying, breathtaking fame followed by a lifetime of obscurity because no one but her remembers the book or who she is/was.   Ha ha!!  You read it here first.

My cumulative stats are updated on my ROW80-2 page.

Linky for the other ROW80 participants is up and ready for you to share the encouragement with my peers.  Thanks for the read!

4 thoughts on “ROW80-2, wk 7, rpt 1

  1. That’s so great when the story pours out seemingly on its own. But we know it was in your head all along. Your persistence will bring success.

    And your writing life WOULD make a cool book! Write that now. Thank you.

    • I don’t know about a book but I wrote a similar short story once only with a male writer making this bargain at a bar where he was trying to drink away his writer’s block. Thanks for the support, Andrew!

  2. O.M.G. That little Stephen King novel-like idea? 😉 So, totally you. Write that one! 😉 And yeah for all the great writing!! Write or Die is your friend I think. 😉

    • Write or Die is indeed my friend. And the story, well, it’s actually already here on my the blog in a slightly different variation, an AW Flash Fiction Challenge exercise called “The Edge”. Thanks for the support, chica! 🙂

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