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Story A Day May 2017 – Day 22: Sumptuous Settings

Having failed miserably (too much client editing so not complaining) to do Camp NaNoWriMo this year but wanting to do more writing, I decided within ten seconds of receiving the first of thirty-one emails from Brit Julie (who lives in America but times her emails for us here in Blighty) to do Story A Day May this year. I’d done my first back in 2011 then again in 2012 and finally in 2013, with almost a year’s worth of ‘Fifty 5pm Fictions’ Collections in between.

Unlike all the other stories I’ve mentioned, I’m not going to post them on this blog, sorry about that because I need a stock of short stories to submit to competitions or magazines. The pressure’s then off for me to do one a day, on the day, although I’ll try.

I will let you know how I’m getting on though, and I’ll be posting the prompts, so hope you’ll forgive me but if you want to send me the stories you write (no payment, sorry!), then feel free!

So here we are on Day 22 and if you’d like to join in, today’s prompt is:

You can find the original details at http://storyaday.org/20170522-setting.

How I’m getting on…

Erm. I started day one but nothing thereafter as I’m doing client (paying) work during the week. I was hoping to catch up the first two weekends but I was at a bookshop launch / client editing both weekends. I have however written the plots for the first seven stories on the two Tuesday evenings (writing friends and I meet at our local Starbucks – yummy chai latté – every Tuesday night for a two-hour write-in) and I plan to catch up, having all the plots done by the end of the month, if not to have written at least a handful of the stories by the end of the month, with the idea of spacing out my client editing better from now on, although being self employed, I never say “no” to paying work. Do let me know how you get on.

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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in ideas, short stories, writing

 

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Story A Day May 2017 – Day 21: Societal World Building

Having failed miserably (too much client editing so not complaining) to do Camp NaNoWriMo this year but wanting to do more writing, I decided within ten seconds of receiving the first of thirty-one emails from Brit Julie (who lives in America but times her emails for us here in Blighty) to do Story A Day May this year. I’d done my first back in 2011 then again in 2012 and finally in 2013, with almost a year’s worth of ‘Fifty 5pm Fictions’ Collections in between.

Unlike all the other stories I’ve mentioned, I’m not going to post them on this blog, sorry about that because I need a stock of short stories to submit to competitions or magazines. The pressure’s then off for me to do one a day, on the day, although I’ll try.

I will let you know how I’m getting on though, and I’ll be posting the prompts, so hope you’ll forgive me but if you want to send me the stories you write (no payment, sorry!), then feel free!

So here we are on Day 21 and if you’d like to join in, today’s prompt is:

You can find the original details at http://storyaday.org/20170521-society.

How I’m getting on…

Erm. I started day one but nothing thereafter as I’m doing client (paying) work during the week. I was hoping to catch up the first two weekends but I was at a bookshop launch / client editing both weekends. I have however written the plots for the first seven stories on the two Tuesday evenings (writing friends and I meet at our local Starbucks – yummy chai latté – every Tuesday night for a two-hour write-in) and I plan to catch up, having all the plots done by the end of the month, if not to have written at least a handful of the stories by the end of the month, with the idea of spacing out my client editing better from now on, although being self employed, I never say “no” to paying work. Do let me know how you get on.

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Posted by on May 21, 2017 in ideas, poetry, short stories, writing

 

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Story A Day May 2017 – Day 20: Concrete World Building

Having failed miserably (too much client editing so not complaining) to do Camp NaNoWriMo this year but wanting to do more writing, I decided within ten seconds of receiving the first of thirty-one emails from Brit Julie (who lives in America but times her emails for us here in Blighty) to do Story A Day May this year. I’d done my first back in 2011 then again in 2012 and finally in 2013, with almost a year’s worth of ‘Fifty 5pm Fictions’ Collections in between.

Unlike all the other stories I’ve mentioned, I’m not going to post them on this blog, sorry about that because I need a stock of short stories to submit to competitions or magazines. The pressure’s then off for me to do one a day, on the day, although I’ll try.

I will let you know how I’m getting on though, and I’ll be posting the prompts, so hope you’ll forgive me but if you want to send me the stories you write (no payment, sorry!), then feel free!

So here we are on Day 20 and if you’d like to join in, today’s prompt is:

You can find the original details at http://storyaday.org/20170520-concrete.

How I’m getting on…

Erm. I started day one but nothing thereafter as I’m doing client (paying) work during the week. I was hoping to catch up the first two weekends but I was at a bookshop launch / client editing both weekends. I have however written the plots for the first seven stories on the two Tuesday evenings (writing friends and I meet at our local Starbucks – yummy chai latté – every Tuesday night for a two-hour write-in) and I plan to catch up, having all the plots done by the end of the month, if not to have written at least a handful of the stories by the end of the month, with the idea of spacing out my client editing better from now on, although being self employed, I never say “no” to paying work. Do let me know how you get on.

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Posted by on May 20, 2017 in ideas, short stories, writing

 

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Story A Day May 2017 – Day 19: Secondary Meeting

Having failed miserably (too much client editing so not complaining) to do Camp NaNoWriMo this year but wanting to do more writing, I decided within ten seconds of receiving the first of thirty-one emails from Brit Julie (who lives in America but times her emails for us here in Blighty) to do Story A Day May this year. I’d done my first back in 2011 then again in 2012 and finally in 2013, with almost a year’s worth of ‘Fifty 5pm Fictions’ Collections in between.

Unlike all the other stories I’ve mentioned, I’m not going to post them on this blog, sorry about that because I need a stock of short stories to submit to competitions or magazines. The pressure’s then off for me to do one a day, on the day, although I’ll try.

I will let you know how I’m getting on though, and I’ll be posting the prompts, so hope you’ll forgive me but if you want to send me the stories you write (no payment, sorry!), then feel free!

So here we are on Day 19 and if you’d like to join in, today’s prompt is:

You can find the original details at http://storyaday.org/20170519-secondary.

How I’m getting on…

Erm. I started day one but nothing thereafter as I’m doing client (paying) work during the week. I was hoping to catch up this past weekend but I was at a bookshop launch all day Saturday then client editing Sunday as having a day off’ (at my mum’s) on Monday and am swamped for the rest of the week. I did however write the plots for the first five stories last night (writing friends and I meet at our local Starbucks – yummy chai latté – every Tuesday night for a two-hour write-in). I was hoping to catch up with the plots last weekend but I ended up client editing (an autobiography) the whole time. I did a couple on Tuesday evening and will have them all done by the end of the month and to have written at least some of the stories by the end of the month though, with the idea of spacing out my client editing better from now on, although being self employed, I never say “no” to paying work. Do let me know how you get on though.

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Posted by on May 19, 2017 in ideas, short stories, writing

 

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Story A Day May 2017 – Day 18: A Refusal

Having failed miserably (too much client editing so not complaining) to do Camp NaNoWriMo this year but wanting to do more writing, I decided within ten seconds of receiving the first of thirty-one emails from Brit Julie (who lives in America but times her emails for us here in Blighty) to do Story A Day May this year. I’d done my first back in 2011 then again in 2012 and finally in 2013, with almost a year’s worth of ‘Fifty 5pm Fictions’ Collections in between.

Unlike all the other stories I’ve mentioned, I’m not going to post them on this blog, sorry about that because I need a stock of short stories to submit to competitions or magazines. The pressure’s then off for me to do one a day, on the day, although I’ll try.

I will let you know how I’m getting on though, and I’ll be posting the prompts, so hope you’ll forgive me but if you want to send me the stories you write (no payment, sorry!), then feel free!

So here we are on Day 18 and if you’d like to join in, today’s prompt is:

You can find the original details at http://storyaday.org/20170518-no.

How I’m getting on…

Erm. I started day one but nothing thereafter as I’m doing client (paying) work during the week. I was hoping to catch up this past weekend but I was at a bookshop launch all day Saturday then client editing Sunday as having a day off’ (at my mum’s) on Monday and am swamped for the rest of the week. I did however write the plots for the first five stories last night (writing friends and I meet at our local Starbucks – yummy chai latté – every Tuesday night for a two-hour write-in). I was hoping to catch up with the plots this weekend just gone but I ended up client editing (an autobiography) the whole time. I did a couple on Tuesday evening and will have them all done by the end of the month and to have written at least some of the stories by the end of the month though, with the idea of spacing out my client editing better from now on, although being self employed, I never say “no” to paying work. Do let me know how you get on though.

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Posted by on May 18, 2017 in ideas, short stories, tips, writing

 

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Story A Day May 2017 – Day 17: The Protagonist’s Journey

Having failed miserably (too much client editing so not complaining) to do Camp NaNoWriMo this year but wanting to do more writing, I decided within ten seconds of receiving the first of thirty-one emails from Brit Julie (who lives in America but times her emails for us here in Blighty) to do Story A Day May this year. I’d done my first back in 2011 then again in 2012 and finally in 2013, with almost a year’s worth of ‘Fifty 5pm Fictions’ Collections in between.

Unlike all the other stories I’ve mentioned, I’m not going to post them on this blog, sorry about that because I need a stock of short stories to submit to competitions or magazines. The pressure’s then off for me to do one a day, on the day, although I’ll try.

I will let you know how I’m getting on though, and I’ll be posting the prompts, so hope you’ll forgive me but if you want to send me the stories you write (no payment, sorry!), then feel free!

So here we are on Day 17 and if you’d like to join in, today’s prompt is:

You can find the original details at http://storyaday.org/20170517-journal.

How I’m getting on…

Erm. I started day one but nothing thereafter as I’m doing client (paying) work during the week. I was hoping to catch up this past weekend but I was at a bookshop launch all day Saturday then client editing Sunday as having a day off’ (at my mum’s) on Monday and am swamped for the rest of the week. I did however write the plots for the first five stories last night (writing friends and I meet at our local Starbucks – yummy chai latté – every Tuesday night for a two-hour write-in). I was hoping to catch up with the plots this weekend just gone but I ended up client editing (an autobiography) the whole time. I did a couple last night and will have them all done by the end of the month and to have written at least some of the stories by the end of the month though, with the idea of spacing out my client editing better from now on, although being self employed, I never say “no” to paying work. Do let me know how you get on though.

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Posted by on May 17, 2017 in ideas, short stories, writing

 

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Story A Day May 2017 – Day 16: Turning Point

Having failed miserably (too much client editing so not complaining) to do Camp NaNoWriMo this year but wanting to do more writing, I decided within ten seconds of receiving the first of thirty-one emails from Brit Julie (who lives in America but times her emails for us here in Blighty) to do Story A Day May this year. I’d done my first back in 2011 then again in 2012 and finally in 2013, with almost a year’s worth of ‘Fifty 5pm Fictions’ Collections in between.

Unlike all the other stories I’ve mentioned, I’m not going to post them on this blog, sorry about that because I need a stock of short stories to submit to competitions or magazines. The pressure’s then off for me to do one a day, on the day, although I’ll try.

I will let you know how I’m getting on though, and I’ll be posting the prompts, so hope you’ll forgive me but if you want to send me the stories you write (no payment, sorry!), then feel free!

So here we are on Day 16 and if you’d like to join in, today’s prompt is:

 

You can find the original details at http://storyaday.org/20170516-turning-point.

How I’m getting on…

Erm. I started day one but nothing thereafter as I’m doing client (paying) work during the week. I was hoping to catch up this past weekend but I was at a bookshop launch all day Saturday then client editing Sunday as having a day off’ (at my mum’s) on Monday and am swamped for the rest of the week. I did however write the plots for the first five stories last night (writing friends and I meet at our local Starbucks – yummy chai latté – every Tuesday night for a two-hour write-in). I was hoping to catch up with the plots this weekend just gone but I ended up client editing (an autobiography) the whole time. I plan to have caught up with the plots tonight then to have written at least some of the stories by the end of the month though, with the idea of spacing out my client editing better from now on, although being self employed, I never say “no” to paying work. Do let me know how you get on though.

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Posted by on May 16, 2017 in ideas, short stories, writing

 

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