Beautiful sunny day, but I’m feeling a bit worn out today. I didn’t have my usual energy.
Despite my energy lagging, I wrote my 21 paragraph story today. Reditus came in at 726 words, so a pretty short short story. Flash fiction. I had fun writing the story to that structure. As I said yesterday, it isn’t the sort of thing that I’d always do but it was fun to give it a shot. I can see going through the process again by studying a story, breaking it down into x paragraphs each, in the beginning, middle, and end of the story, and then writing a new story that follows that same structure. I don’t think it’d work at longer lengths. It really is a short sort of exercise. I could also just choose to write a story at some length, like 13 paragraphs and give it a shot.
That streak didn’t last long! That’s okay. I ran out of time today, but I’ll pick it back up tomorrow. I’m not going to stress about it. I’m tired today and happy that I finished a story, so that’s a win.
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