Wednesday, April 7, 2010

brainstorm

Talk about storms... my post from this morning is now outdated as far as Black Violas goes. Black Violas is a good story, and the contest theme led me to it, but they don't fit together. I broke the story elements out to what would fit, but my heart isn't in it. I like the story the way it is, aside from fixing plot holes and getting it to fix inside the 3500 wordcount limit. So why do I need to do that? I don't. I can turn this baby into a novella, get into all those nitty gritty details without freaking out about writing a full length novel on this topic.

So my new plan for the parsec contest: I'm taking the elements I broke down and fitting it to a fantasy story, changing the setting from a cave to a forest (because I really don't need two cave-in stories!), and THIS concept seems to fit the theme better, more naturally.

Here's the catch: I only have eight days to write, revise, and submit this thing.  I am insane, but I'm going to give it a shot!

4 comments:

Maripat said...

That's cool to see how your mind works.

Margaret said...

Fantastic! It's nice to have an entry into the contest, and I wish you luck, but better to have a solid story. There are more and more novella markets out there now it seems.

D.M. Bonanno said...

we'll see what I come up with. at the very least, I have that one angel story to submit to parsec. And part of me is afraid of having two "color of silence" stories to revise for other markets. :P

Margaret said...

Yeah, I can see that.