(July 27 – August 2)

I’ve had an idea for a new short story—which is not ideal, given I should really be focusing on finishing off the novel. It’s quite a compelling one though. It started off—sometime last year, in fact—as an interesting idea that didn’t have a compelling story attached. During the last week I stumbled across a different angle for it, one that finally got me quite interested in telling this story. 

Unfortunately, I didn’t have an ending. Well, I did have an ending but not one that was really enough of a payoff for the reader. Then, one night, the ending suddenly dropped into place—this time, one that really makes the rest of the story worth it. I actually got so excited by this idea that it kept me awake for a while thinking about it.

Now I just have to figure out how to write it.

And when.

And if …