First of all, Happy Fourth of July everyone. I hope your day is filled with family, friends, food, and fireworks. (Just realized I used four ‘f’ words. Wasn’t intentional.) It will be a rather quiet day for my husband and me, but I will keep in mind those brave men and women who fought for our freedom 139 years ago.
This week I’ve been struggling with a short story I’m working on. Actually, I’ve been struggling with it for a while and I need to get it done.
What amazes me about working on this story is that the last one I wrote came together so easily. I had so much fun with Operation Santa, and the story simply flowed. I even got a contract for the story to be included in Soul Mate’s Christmas Anthology. Made the story even more fun. Happy dance. Yesterday as I worked on edits for Operation Santa, I still giggled over parts, and was happy with how the story came together.
Maybe that’s why this next one is so hard – the last was so easy. I was telling a writer friend about the new story and she said it sounded like a great idea, but I feel like I’m pulling teeth or strangling an alligator as I slog through it. I have to get the darn thing done in less than a month. Yikes.
Has anyone had a problem like this? What did you do to resolve it?