Saturday, October 16, 2010


I rolled up my sleeves at the beginning of the week, ready to put my muse to work. The short story that I blogged about earlier was finished, but in need of major surgery. It took me very little time to realise it either had to be binned or rewritten in the third person. I'm opting for the rewrite, which I'll attend to at a later date.

In the meantime I had a dead line for a short story, written in first person and under 3000 words.

So I pulled my muse back from holiday and this is what I achieved:

*Sunday night I had an inspiration for a story.

*Monday afternoon I wrote the first half.

*Tuesday afternoon I finished it.

*Wednesday I gave it a thorough edit.

*Wednesday night at the Dunedin Writer's Workshop I entered it in the competition.

Now I just have to wait until the second Wednesday in November to see who wins the trophy. In the meantime it's back to my novel. Maddy and Logan have been abandoned for long enough.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Good on you! I hope you win that trophy. Nothing like getting back to the novel, though.