I have finished the first draft of my entry for Christine’s blogfest. I even sent it out to my group for comments, and it turns out I badly need to dramatize everything. I am doing too much telling and not showing. The ending sucks, too – it is too obvious.
The trouble is that it is supposed to be under a 1000 words, and my little first draft was already 1200. So I am thinking I need to change a lot more. When I dramatize everything that needs to be dramatized (almost the whole thing!), I will be a lot over the 1000 word limit.
The real challenge here is to see how much I can get rid of in this first draft, than dramatize everything, and still keep to the 1000 words limit. If I am still around 1000 words, it’ll be a miracle. If not, I will just post a stripped down version of the very draft (telling and all!) and post the real revised version of somewhere else. On a separate page, possibly. I might actually find a use for the fantasy/science fiction pages up there.