The first real full week of 2009 and I am already done with the first assignment of the year (and the second of the course). I had expected the assignment to be easy – heck I have been writing stories since I was 8 years old – but for some reason inspiration completely eluded me until the Saturday after Christmas, though the inspired moment was brief and fleeting, just long enough for me to write the first 152 words and figure out who I was writing about.
Of course the deadline is in less than 3 hours, but I have managed and 2 hours ago I submitted the finished article, complete with the 500 word (well, 487 words if I am being accurate) commentary about how I came up with the idea and how it developed on the page.
Though I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the story and what I was writing, I eventually warmed to the plot and managed to develop it into something that I know would be better as a longer story but works as it is.
Being honest though, I am just relieved that I have managed to finish the 2200 word (well 2307 words really) story and (amazingly enough) submit it before the deadline.
Roll on the one after next – next up is poetry and I hate it, 40 lines of sheer hell…