I can’t tell you how excited I am about this short story I’m writing! So much so that instead of writing an update post about Jennie Manning, I decided to write this instead.
At the moment, I’m in the teacher’s lounge where I usually am hours before my classes start. Usually I am here prepping my classes but with this being Thanksgiving week and all there’s very little to prep. So I brought my latest short story with me to work on before class.
Essentially, I had #wordsforbreakfast. It was glorious!
This short story is like nothing I have ever written. It is a sci-fi short story. Other than my love for all things Doctor Who, I’m not really a sci-fi girl, not really. I’m more of a geek girl who goes to cons to be among her people. Seriously, a picture exists with me and the TARDIS.
I wanted to submit a sci-fi/dystopian story to an anthology edited by a really awesome author. I didn’t make the deadline because I had no idea what I was doing and the story was absolutely awful. But I decided to keep working on it any way. I felt it had some possibilities.
After working on it for a huge chunk of the weekend, I feel like I finally have a handle on it and I’m so into it. SO INTO IT.
Let me clarify, I’m into my story. I’m not officially saying I’m adding sci-fi to my list of genres.
I think what is bringing me to this is that the drama of the story is enhanced by the setting. Issues of humanity, race, and control are easy to explore. Creating the world didn’t enthrall me as much as getting into these issues.
And truth be told, I like not knowing what these characters are going to do next. I just throw a bunch of obstacles just to see what they do. It’s pretty exciting.
I’m going to finish it this week if not in the next couple of days. I’m excited to enter the revision stage with this one and then workshop it.
Ain’t the writer’s life grand?
Your friendly neighborhood writer,