Re. My post immediately preceding this one: namely, “Upcoming Flash Fiction.”
As my old granddad used to say, looks like “I’m a day late and a dollar short.” Well, not quite a day late yet, but you get the gist of it.
The truly frustrating thing is that by Sunday night I had the bulk of the damn thing written. Monday I was going to finish it, and Wednesday I was going to edit it. (Tuesday was my son’s hockey practice and Thursday was my weekly French class). Monday, however, I ended up at the computer until midnight rewriting a “personal statement” for a summer course application to attend the University of Virginia that I had been reminded was now three days overdue. And by Wednesday I was so wasted from writing so hard and long on Monday night — compounded by the rigours of a typical work week — that I just crashed. Now it’s Friday, and the noon deadline expired just over seven hours ago.
The good news for you, Intrepid Reader, is that I still have every intention of posting the story — hopefully sometime this weekend (if all the stars and planets align). The bad news is, writer-wise, I didn’t hit my delivery target, haven’t been able to keep the story under the requisite 2,000 words, and I didn’t have the opportunity to reference the post over at terribleminds.com for all Chuck Wendig’s readers to — potentially, at least — connect to.
Bear with me, and special thanks to Charles at mostybrightideas.wordpress.com for checking in to see how I was doing today.