(August 3 – 9)
It’s proving to be a very underwhelming writing week. Lots of oversleeping and missing my morning writing shift, lots of staring at screens. I’ve been plotting and planning the new short story. It’s one of those frustrating ones that’s there in my head, but I’m struggling to translate it into words.
Also, the ideal plot structure has been evading me a little: I know what needs to happen in the story, just not the order in which they happen. I tried a little reverse plotting (starting at the end of the story and working backwards) which seems to have helped. The next problem is the style: should it be short and punchy? Wordy and descriptive? Slightly obscure with an unreliable narrator?
This one may require a little trial and error.