Being a Writer – Expectations vs. Reality (Part 1)

Being a writer is weird. Absolutely weird. And then there are some things that you expect will happen (or go a certain way), but they just don’t. Warning – It will probably seem a bit over-dramatized.

WRITING HABITS

Expectation –

*types furiously*

*pauses*

*takes a sip of coffee*

*resumes typing furiously*

<< 2000 words later >>

“I really should write another 1000 words, and then I can take a little break!”

Reality –

*writes 20 words*

“Oh my, I’ve written so much! I think it’s time for a well deserved break!”

*goes on Pinterest for 4 hours*

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Short Story Challenge

Happy 2015, everybody! 😀 I found out from Anna Lee about a 24 hour short story writing challenge on Liam Wood’s blog, so here’s my attempt!

Warning: Unedited, can have grammatical errors, & is definitely chock full of clichés. Character names not thought out. And last thing- the plot wasn’t thought out. At all. So I basically started writing without a plan & went where the story seemed to take me.

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I couldn’t sleep. Even after a long, tiring day of classes and all the drama that had gone down during lunch, I couldn’t sleep. This managed to amuse me, but nothing could prepare me for all the amusement that was heading my way that night (or, should I say, morning, considering that it was almost 1 am).

I climbed out of bed & instantly groaned as my feet hit the floor, sending a stabbing pain through my right calf & knee. I mentally cursed myself for what felt like the billionth time for not having walked away from the scene in the cafeteria without managing to hit my right leg on a nearby chair (although I don’t think that making a graceful exit would’ve helped my case much, since I’d already supposedly messed up enough, but at least my leg wouldn’t have been hurting). Continue reading