Well, my first goal was to enter the 50-Word Summary Contest. Due to the
Nature of the prize, that was my primary focus. I am happy to say that I took a deep breath and entered. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback. Here was my final entry:
Darkness threatens the galaxy from within. Magellan Talbot, a poor miner’s son, is chosen by their Goddess to defeat it. But a tragic accident erases Magellan’s memory. If he can’t fight Darkness, it will smother the Goddess and the galaxy with her. Magellan can prevail, if he could only remember.
Goal # 2 was to write a short story. Unfortunately, I haven’t even started it. I went off on another tangent, but that’s okay. If you saw my post yesterday, I made a small change to my novel that had a significant change in the overall “effect”. So my novel, I hope, actually has an ending now. To me, this was HUGE.
I am mildly concerned about my short story though. It was perfectly formed in my head while I was camping over the weekend. I have the first paragraph scribbled into my journal. My only hope is that I will still be in the right “emotional state” to write it when I finally get to it. When you are out in the woods camping, your mind works differently than when you are stuck in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
I missed visiting fellow ROWers on Monday, but I made up for it on Tuesday by tripling my efforts.
Although I am not getting done what I originally hoped to do, I feel exhilarated about what I DID do. Goals have to change, especially in a creative environment where you never know when Epiphany will hit you on the head with a hammer. **That’s a Thor reference, for those of you who didn’t see yesterday’s post. 🙂