Friday, July 18, 2014

The ideas we discard are not wasted

I've had this short story idea for over a month and have been gathering good lines, ideas and character moments. Today I finally had the strength to begin writing it. Five scenes in I realized two thirds of my existing material won't make it into the story. It wasn't a waste - it was a cocoon from which the fiction is emerging.

In related news: I'm writing again. I've written more in the last two weeks than in the previous two months. God willing, this short will be out to a market by the end of the month, and by then we'll be off to the races.

9 comments:

  1. Huge happy dances on your behalf.

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  2. Nice to hear you're improving John - pleased for you.

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  3. Glad you're writing again.
    A ton of what I researched and wrote down for my latest never made it into the manuscript. But that's all right.

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  4. I'm so glad to hear that! Can't wait to read your new story!

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  5. Glad you're writing again John. I hope you have a super duper Friday!

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  6. Glad to hear you're writing again, brother. This post rings of flowing creative juices.

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  7. Happy news! :-) I have a little suitcase full of jottings, half-begun stories, pictures, news clippings and scraps of dialogue. Every once in a while I rummage through it - for an idea or just for fun.

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  8. I'm so glad to hear you're back to writing. I hope your health continues to improve.

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  9. Hooray for being back to writing! Enjoy every second.

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