It just seems like a random number, right?
But to me it's wonderful, astonishing, and beautiful.
It's the number of words I wrote this week.
Now, I'm sure you're saying...big deal...so what? I can write that and more in a day...
But I haven't written anything in a long, long, long, long time. So to have come up with an idea, gathered my thoughts into something coherent, and actually put them on a page is nothing short of a miracle. Seriously. I've broken through a dry spell and there's no other feeling like it in the world.
What did I do to break out? Well, I'm organizing promotion for The Vampire and the Vixen and I signed up for a blog visit which required me to write a piece of Flash Fiction. With a deadline and a required word count, it was a little bit like being back in school and having an assignment due. And it got me going. I brainstormed an idea. I jotted notes. And I WROTE! I've even done some editing and revising. And I still have one major task ahead. The story was supposed to be around 1000 words, but the blog host said as long as I kept it under 2000 I'd be okay. But I'm going to try to whittle it down. Just for the fun and challenge of it.
I also ventured into uncharted territory for me and wrote the story in first person. Well, actually I wrote the story in third person and converted it. I've read books/stories in first person, so I'm familiar with it, but I've never written anything in it myself.
Which brings me to a question for all of you out there reading this post (g)...
Do I say:
I frame his face in my hands.
I framed his face in my hands.
He kisses my forehead.
He kissed my forehead.
To me both sound correct, but I'm not sure if one is the correct tense over the other. Any thoughts or advice?
When I figure it out, I'll be sure to post the link so you can read the entire story when I do my blog visit!
Until next time,