Every story starts out as an idea and they can be inspired by just about anything. Historical events, something you overheard, a writing prompt you saw on Pinterest, etc.
And the total comes to…*drum roll*
Chicago, Illinois, 2006 – “Kelly?” Connor poked his head into the darkened hospital room, light brown eyes scanning it and landing on the bed. “Hon? Are you awake?”
Time for another Character Questionnaire!
33,313 words, guys. While I’m behind, of this moment, this rewrite of Preserving The Past is now the longest story I’ve ever written.
It’s true that editing is basically rewriting. But what happens when we’ve spent so much time editing a story that it’s starting to lose its’ luster?
25,257 words! It’s the midpoint, guys! I’m halfway there!
Chicago, Illinois, 2005 — So far, the finished rooms were the kitchen, their bedroom, and the bathroom. All that was left was the dining area, the living room, the two spare bedrooms, and the garage.
Everyone has a breaking point. Everyone gets to a point where everything is going wrong and they don’t know what to do and the pressure and stress gets to them.
Making slow, but steady progress: 20,052 words and one character death so far.