A challenging challenge.

So I have been working on this writing challenge for most of the day, and it is going pretty well. I think I may have to do these more often. Because it is short I can achieve completion fast and since it is only a writing exercise I don’t feel as much pressure to chose the perfect words. I don’t agonize over every sentence and get frustrated and delete an hours worth of effort because it is not working.

One aspect I am struggling with is the point of view. I feel most comfortable writing in the 3rd person. But for reasons I’m not even sure about myself I seem to be writing in 1st person. So out of habit I just keep using the wrong pronouns. I will have to give this a serious proof-read before I let my students read it. Otherwise they are going to question my ability to teach them anymore.


A Writing Challenge

Over the holiday break I challenged a few of the students I tutor to do some creative writing. The rules are simple:

-Everyone uses the same title for their story

-Any genre is allowed

-It has to be 2 pages, no more, no less

The fun is seeing how different people approach the same stimulus. The last time I did this one of the stories was about cannibalism. So needless to say I am excited to see what I get this time. In addition they demanded that I had to participate this time as well. And since I managed to complete my editing on Coffee, Cats and Murder I will give it a go.

The title is: Where the Blue Flowers Grow



I finally manged to complete the 3rd edit! This edit took far too long to finish and though I have some really good excuses why it took so long, in truth a lot was laziness on my part.

Now even though I have technically finished it I couldn’t quite decide on the order of a few of the end sequences. So I have ended up with 2 endings. I plan to give both to my friends who are editing for me and see which they like better.

The problem is that 2 of them are on holidays and so I must wait.



Back in the Swing

It feels like ages since I set myself down to write and in truth it has been ages. It did take a while to settle back in. A few hours staring at the screen and trying to remember what I was writing last time. But I have completed 3 chapters over the last 2 nights, so that is promising.

I seem to work best when I have a deadline to meet so here it goes.

I will finish the last 5 chapters by the end of the holidays! Better get the coffee ready.