Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tempted by the Fruit of Another

Yesterday, I got this flash image of the opening scene to a story. It really knocked me out. So vivid and so dramatic. I could see the main character so clearly.

All today, I've been thinking about the story, jotting down little notes and such. I have, what I feel, is the ground work for a pretty smashing story. And here's the kicker: it's a short story.

I have a rocky past with short stories. Nine times out of ten, people who read mine say "I think this would make a better novel." For a long time I just thought, I can't write short stories. And I hated that, because I'd love to have some publishing creds to my name before I submit my novel. But, up until now it was a big "oh well."

Well, I think I've got something pretty good here. Now the only question is, when do I start? Should I succumb to the temptation to write this story? I'm pretty fired up about it. We'll just have to see. It very well might be impossible to keep this one on a back burner. I might just HAVE to write it.


Kiersten said...

I say go for it!

Natalie said...

Yeah go for it! I wish I could come up with a short story--they are my weakness.

Zombies came on a whim while I was working on another book. It ended up being a better idea than what I was trying. And it was easier to write it than to try and keep it pent up in my brain.

Renee Collins said...

I really think I'll have to. I spent yet another day thinking about it.
Maybe I've just got to get it out of my system. It is a "short" story, afterall.

Kiersten said...

Sorry, I tagged you, too ; )