Until I quit writing on here.
Just kidding. Haha.
So what's really happening in 12 days?
I wrote about my 2019 Q1 writing plans in an earlier post. I goaled to submit a finished short story into a fiction magazine on the date March 11.
And so that's what I'm doing on that day. I'll be delivering lemon juice.
What I've been doing the past couple weeks is gathering lemons. Because even though I only need maybe 8 ounces of lemon juice, that's going to take a lot of lemons.
I've just been writing scene after scene. I know a ton of them won't make it to the final cut, but they allow me to feel what is going to happen, what is supposed to happen. These endless scenes allow me to be in the world that I'm creating.
Gathering lemons. so that I can squeeze just a little bit of juice at the end.
I've never done this before. In the past, I've always been ultra-optimistic about how many lemons one needs for lemon juice. And when it came time to squeeze there never was enough juice. Just a couple drops.
A wise man once told me that you can only talk about something at 10% of your knowledge. As in if you know something at a level of a 10 inside your head, you'll only be able to articulate it at a level 1.
I've noticed a similar thing with writing.
For me to write a short story worth reading, I need to write like 10 short stories and juice it.
I don't know if I'll get to ten, but I'm definitely doing more than one. That's my progress at this point in time.