Setting here, with my lap top, I ponder the delete command. I joined WordPress and intended to write higher class material than I wrote on another website. Looking at other blogs, I knew I needed material. So, torn between writing enough stories to show I had a pulse, and writing a longer work, I wrote for Daily Prompts, while working on extended stories.
Wanting to quickly post stories, knowing WordPress would beat a path to my door, I picked a short story I had never put an ending too. I intended to add a little dialog and post it. The story was simple enough. An unmarried couple go on a camping trip, runs into fidelity issues, and somehow it all ends.
Reading a number of blogs, I discovered the concept of the “W”. Meanwhile, my short story grew and grew. I discovered the story was about the woman coming to terms with her insecurity, and whether her guy was worth loving. Some of the minor characters became very real to me, and I wanted them to live. I even came up with an ending I liked. At the moment it is over 50,000 words. I had a thought of posting it in the next few days.
For Christmas, I asked for a number of books, including Blake Snyder’s Save The Cat, Larry Brooks Story Engineering, and K.M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel. I just finished Save The Cat. His words shattered me. Why did I ever read it?
Maybe I should drink more wine. I have no heart to finish the rewrite, at the moment. Perhaps, tomorrow, I will know what to do.