Well, I’ve just finished my first draft of “All the Best Parts,” and on the second day of having a writing blog no less! Coincidence? Probably.
This one was a bit more difficult than my previous stories. I think there are a few reasons for that.
- It’s longer than the other stories.
- I had ideas for the beginning and ending, but the middle needed to take care of itself.
- I tried to mess around with some non-linear story telling, but it didn’t work out as well as I had hoped.
- What I thought was the beginning wasn’t really the beginning, and it took me awhile to figure that out.
The first draft clocks in at about 6,500 words. I expect that total to go up in the second draft since I’ll need to connect some dots that I didn’t even know about when I wrote earlier bits of the story. Then it will be cutting time, with a goal of getting the story down to about 4-5k words. I’m not sure how feasible that is. I’m new at this after all.
First, though, I’m going to write a fun little flash fiction story I’m tentatively calling “Lord Fluffybottom Destroys the World.”
Actually, first I’m going to sleep. But that’s not really relevant.