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It was a good day for writing.

I got invited to write for the premiere issue of Morrigan Books upcoming e-zine, The Morrigan, with the theme of "Imprisonment." Originally, I was just going to write a flash fiction piece for them in the tone of my vignette series 105 Freaky Friday Fictions. So I put it aside for "later."

I forgot about it until today as I was sitting at my computer, wondering what to write on next when that popped up in my head. 'Flash fiction,' I thought. 'Easy-peasy. I'll have that done in an hour then go on to something else.'

Four hours and 2660 words later, I was putting the polishing touches on the first draft of a new short story called The Cost of Job Security.

It was a good day for writing.

It was a good day for getting into that zone and forgetting everything else going on in life that may not be the happiest sort of thing. I can't tell you how much I love getting into that zone. Sometimes, I don't even remember what I've written and it is a joy/surprise to reread it in the first edit stage.


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Aug. 24th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
I think you know what reading this did for my day. Thank you.
Aug. 24th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I'm pretty proud of the story. I'm putting some finishing touches on it now. I'll warn you, my idea of "imprisonment" is a little subtle in this story. Or, at least it was to one of my readers. We'll see what you think.
Aug. 25th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
I've had a couple like that. It didn't have to be blatant from my perspective. If the story stands, it stands.
Aug. 25th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
If you are around and can pop onto IM, I'd like to chat with you.
Aug. 25th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
I am signing in now (much later than your request as I had headed off to make dinner in the interim)
Aug. 25th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
right on!

just curious, do you think the weather in Seattle might slightly lend towards a better story writing environment?

(When I was younger, I used to read and later stick myself in front of a computer to write on those rare rainy weekends, and would kind of wake up 20 to 40 pages later.)

go you!

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