Short Story Planning

Did someone forget to tell me that planning a short story is different from planning a novel? The pacing can be faster, more compelling and yet over in a flash if you don’t time it to perfection. Well… maybe not perfection but you know where I’m coming from if you’ve ever written one.

They’ve never been my best pieces of creative work but the word count quota has given me a little more room to work with when compared to past shorts that I’ve written. Despite being written for a contest, I’m not bothered about the end result, just writing something different is enough for me. Having said that, just being one of the 10 chosen would sent me into the upper stratashpere I believe and will take me months to come back down. But… we will not know the outcome until May of 2013.

So, the rough plot for the story is now in hand and the direction of where I want it to go is done. The question now being asked is that will what I want to do, fit within the 7500k upper limit?

A) I don’t know but we’ll soon find out. If it doesn’t then I’ll have to consider something else wont I?

To the story I go!



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10 responses to “Short Story Planning

  1. mysterioussmysteries

    I’ve never been one to I writing by the seat of my pants.. And wildly.

    • Usually that would be me also. But for this, some planning was needed. I wouldn’t mind if I wasn’t writing to a set theme, as the whole would would be in the palm of my hands then lol

      • mysterioussmysteries

        LOL I must be odd woman out. Because I never plan for anything. I just write wildly until I have either short story or a novella novel or
        Yes I am Strange I admit it. And I’m okay with

      • I would not say you are strange. I know other writers who do not plan and in general that would be me. But this time round, planning seems to be the way forward right now.

  2. Haven’t done a short story for a while! I don’t think I ever plan out short stories, lol!

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