Sunday, September 07, 2008
Yes, I'm working on a 48 hour short story writing contest.
I've never won a 48 hour short story contest before even though I've taken home 1st place twice for 2 short stories and 3rd place for another, all which had prompts and all were done in about 48 hours due to the notice.
This one though is way bigger and I'm up against more advanced writers. I've only entered once ( I was sick during the time and was going to drop it and a friend convinced me to write something the last day) and I did not place. I'm guessing it's due to my rushed editing to make the word count. I'm always over on word count and totally have to cut things out. That time I cut and was unable to re-read due to the time limit and ended up with a huge section in which a CAR watched a boy fly into the air after it hit him and blah, blah oh crap.
Hopefully this time there's no stupid mistakes. Bad thing...there's no darn story! LOL. I love the writing style though. It's something new for me and it just came to me. Can you say "Cheesy voice over movie narrator."?
I'm a total cheese ball and so I'm loving just writing it! LOL
I'm going to give you all a rough, rough draft aka the first draft, of the first paragraph just to show you where I'm going with it. It's not what I normally do so I'm totally thrilled and yet don't expect you all to be...cus it's completely cheesy and totally lame...LMAO It also lacks in passion but I think that the prose itself is written a bit better. Eh, I'll let you all form your own opinions on it.
Enjoy this paragraph!
This is not a voice over narration, done by an actor, for the introduction of another all too familiar romance comedy movie about an ordinary man and his soon to be extraordinary life. This is a written narration, done by an author, for the introduction of another all too familiar romance comedy short story about an ordinary man and his soon to be extraordinary life. Due to the fact that this is indeed a short story, the author has cut out the romantic aspect of the story, which is unfortunate for you, the reader. Even more unfortunate for you, the reader, is the fact that the author is a mystery writer and therefore has no clue as to how to write a comedy in the first place which now leaves this as a short story that is neither romantic nor comedic but is, none the less, in all aspect of the words, simply a short story.