Apr 28 2008

weird story experience

Published by at 8:53 pm under Writing

Writing this latest short story, I’m having quite the strange sensation.

I’m enjoying the zeroth draft. I like my scenes. I certainly plan to keep going until the end. But the story, as is, is definitely not working.

It’s mostly working, mind you; it has nearly all of the bits a working story needs. Just perhaps, not quite in the right order yet. Or in correct disorder. Or however it ends up.

It feels weird, writing a story I know just isn’t quite working, is just disjointed enough to be broken, and yet still be enjoying the process and fundamentally liking the story. I’m hoping that means that the fixes are either minor or within my current skill level. I guess I’ll find out soon!

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  1. Kit OConnellon 29 Apr 2008 at 12:27 am

    That is an interesting stage to be in. While working on The Book I felt kind of lost but also enjoyed writing many scenes. Then I got to a part where I felt like I couldn’t proceed further without knowing where I was going — a big part of it was figuring out the main character in my case. And you were a big part of me getting past it — I hope I can with you too a much as you did for me.