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Friday, December 5, 2008


About 2 months ago I wrote about my frustrations with my writing. I finally fine tuned my story that I've been working on for the past 6 months and sent to a friend to edit.

I haven't heard back yet, so instead of hanging out in limbo, I decided to be more pro-active in my writing. Ick! I hate that buzz word "pro-active" but it fits.

The last time SexyBeast spent a weekend at my house, I was plagued by nightmares. ALL NIGHT. It was the pits. But from pain comes beauty. I put together a story based on my nightmares.

I've never had any interest in fantasy/horror but I figured it would be good for me to stretch the limits of my creativity.

I wasn't expecting much to come from it but as I was writing yesterday, I realized my throw away story has grown to 6 pages. Unfortunately, I am now stuck. So I'm sending it to HomerJ over at, he's an English teacher and has agreed to help me. Plus he's a great at being a "cheerleader".

And now I have a new perspective on writing and have lots of idea seeds busting out of my head.


Anonymous said...

I would be interested in reading your stuff; you should put it up when you've perfected it!

I'm taking a short story class this semester called Researching for Writing Fiction. It's the PITS! I can totally understand you're frustration for writing. I have a 15+ paged short story due on Thursday about a murder! :-P

Hopefully we'll see you sometime next year! The next trip Cheech makes to upstate you should tag along as well. :)

phairhead said...

Hi Heather!! I was actually thinking about seeing you and G sometime. gotta talk it over the w/ the chief 1st : )

Yr class sounds a little dull and REALLy time consuming.