Wordbound · Writing

Wordbound Week 26

This week’s Wordbound prompt is:   Someone has to repeat something three times before it sinks in.  I’ve been watching the first season of The Magicians this week and that definitely had an influence on my choice of what to write this week.  This short story is going to be about a battle between two groups at a magical boarding school.

An Excerpt

“He’s dead,” Violet whispered to herself, “He’s dead.”

“Violet,” Melissa said impatiently.

“He’s dead,” she whispered.

“Why do you even care?” Melissa asked.

“He was my friend,” Violet yelled as she crouched next to the body on the ground.

“No, he wasn’t,” Melissa said, “Not anymore.  He was angry and jealous and petty.  He spent years pining after you, not saying a word about how he felt, expecting you to someday realize you loved him and choose him.  But that didn’t happen.  Then you discovered just how powerful you really are and he treated you horribly and tried to make you feel like nothing.  You deserve better.  We all do.”

“You didn’t have to kill him,” Violet said, standing up.

“He got in our way,” Melissa said.

“So that’s your plan?” Violet said, “Just kill everyone that gets in our way?”

Melissa stepped over his body and stood close to Violet.

“I’m not going to let them win, Violet,” she said, “Whatever it takes.”

Violet looked away from Melissa, back to her former friend’s lifeless body lying before them.

“Now let’s get what we came for and get out of here,” Melissa said.

Writing Goal Updates

I didn’t do much writing this week.  It’s frustrating because I have so much I want to write and I know I could be writing a lot more than I am.  It’s just so hard to focus sometimes.  But I’m not giving up and I’m making plans that I think will make it easier for me to write more.

Wordbound · Writing

Wordbound Week 25

This week’s Wordbound prompt is:   What’s something you’ve always considered writing but haven’t yet?

I’ve always wanted to write historical fiction, but I’ve never written any.  I feel like there would be a lot of pressure to make it historically accurate and it would involve so much research to get it right.  Any writing is going to involve at least a little research, but writing something based on history would involve a lot more research than I’ve done for other things I’ve written.  I usually prefer to create my own world where I can make up the rules.  But I think I would like to write something historical, especially about people who haven’t gotten as much attention as they should have.  It’s still technically fiction, but I would want it to be as accurate to the time period as possible.

I think I’ll start with reading more historical fiction and biographies, and maybe someday I’ll actually pick something to write about and put in the effort to do the research and write the story.

Writing Goal Updates

I didn’t do much writing this week, but I started to work on some short stories that I’ve been neglecting and I’m planning on working on my big second draft after I finish this.  My goal is to finish it by NaNoWriMo so I can start off November with a new story.

Writing

Beginning of August Update

I didn’t get much writing done this week.  I wish I’d done more, but I think I needed a little break.  I feel so much more motivated to get things done.  I need to get myself organized and stop procrastinating.  I’m hoping to make some progress on my story this week and finally post the short story I’ve been saying I would.

I’m trying not to be too hard on myself for not always finishing things as quickly as I planned, but it’s difficult.  I usually have plenty of time to write, but I let myself get too distracted by little details that I could skip over and come back to when editing.  I get too distracted in general.  I think a lot about what I want to write, but I need to spend more time actually writing.

This is going to be a good week.  When I’m finished with this, I’m going to make myself a big to do list and start checking things off tomorrow.  Hopefully I’ll actually get some writing done this week.