So my friends asked me to pen a story for their anthology (Though I should probably say our anthology at this point.).
As always, I started with a character. Sometimes I have a story I want to try and tell (my Mr. Seahorse and poop monster stories are proof of that), but usually I start with a character.
So, I have my character. And character dictates plot… which I have (romance writer who has never fallen in love). Okay, I’m ready!
And I banged out 500 words. Felt great too. I went to pick the story up yesterday…. and saw some places I could tweak it.
So I reworked those 500 words. Deleted most, to be honest, and rewrote from scratch.
And then last night, I saw how a few glaring plot holes, and rework those same 500 words again.
Today, I’m staring at 500 words, and debating another rewrite…
It’s going to be one of those stories…