So I came across a call for submissions of short stories that had an interesting premise I could work with. I worked on research, characters, and plots yesterday, and today, I really got down to writing the actual story.
And I’m having a problem that I haven’t had since university.
I’m almost done the first draft, and I’m coming up way, way under the word count. Like I’ll be lucky if I hit half of the minimum word count. I know I have a few areas where I can build up the descriptions and whatnot, but I don’t think I have enough to double the word count.
This is going to be an interesting challenge. How to plump up the story
The submissions window closes April 30th, so I have plenty of time. Well, I want to have it done and sent before the end of March, as I decided to sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo, which runs in April.
I’m going to get that damn third draft done. I’m going to portion out the work I have left into the number of pages I need to rewrite per day. It should be less draining than the full-on NaNoWriMo (haha…I say that now…)