I saw an ad for a short story competition with a 1500 word limit. I thought to myself, that should be easy…I decided to take an idea I’d had for some time and use part of it for this short story. Quick and easy, right… Wrong!! How in can you tell a story, even a part of one in so few words!! Anyone who as ever talked to me or heard me tell a story knows I am wordy in the extreme.
This is going to be a great exercise in telling a concise story with all the meat necessary to grab and hold a readers attention. But I’m going crazy trying to get this story told, have it make some semblance of sense and remain under the word count. I’ve had such a time flexing my vocabulary to get the most out of my words. I’m going to let my “word nerd” flag fly on this, because this is really fun! LOL
I also got the first draft of the character sketches I commissioned for a different project I’m working on. They were amazing, so close to what I had imagined in my head. My trials with map-building using Adobe Photoshop isn’t going quite so well. If anyone knows of any good tutorials, please shoot me the link.