Quota Reached: Writing Going Well


Okay, so you might not give a flying fig about this, but so be it. I reached my quota today, and yesterday too (mostly, I generally don’t count when I’m a few words under) and both times have been in this new story I’m writing currently entitled “The Life of Jordan”. I imagine the name will change. I’m writing it for Writers of the Future since I have until the 31st of March to get this bad boy written. It’s going to be on the longer side I think, as in right around the 12,000-word mark. This time it’s SF, while the last time I submitted it was fantasy. Not sure why I’m doing SF this time, but I like the general idea of this story.
The interesting thing is that while writing this I’ve had a lot of doubts. Usually I start writing something and I love the story 100% (even the writing) and then as I get closer to the end I start to have doubts. This is turning out to be the opposite. I like the idea of the story, but I’m not sure i like how I’m writing it. It is growing on me, though, and I think maybe it’ll work. I’m going to take it to the end nonetheless to see how it turns out.
How about anyone else out there that writes? When you write do you hate the story at first and have it grow on you or the other way around?

(Don’t click the read more, there isn’t any more after this!)

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

5 thoughts on “Quota Reached: Writing Going Well

  1. Mostly because I don’t know how to get the read more not to show up when I don’t want it to without changing the way my peakaboo posts are set up. I’m afraid that if I change to the type I use in one of my other blogs I’ll have to go back through every single post I’ve ever made (almost 300 now) and fix them so they show up in the archives as peakaboo posts rather than long posts. You can imagine how long my archive pages would be if all the posts weren’t shortened.
    It’s a god thing I let you know not to click it though, huh? You might be clicked expecting more and find out there isn’t anything more πŸ˜›

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