Monday, June 8, 2009

The Best Laid Plans

So Saturday, after running errands around town in the morning with The Other Half, I had the house to myself when she went to help her parents after lunch. No responsibilities and several hours to call my own! Prime writing time! I was eager to get to work on my Vermin story, but I was feeling a little tired, so I opted to take a wee nap first. As usual, I popped a movie into the DVD player before stretching out. The movie I chose was a "classic" monster flick from the early 60's, and when I say "classic" I mean that it is regarded by most people as crap. As I watched the film (which I have seen dozens of times) and started fading into slumber, something in the film jogged a "what if?" in my mind. I went ahead and snoozed and then got up and thought about this what if some more, eventually sitting down and writing a story called The Sea Hath No King. I polished it up Sunday and again today before sending it out.

I never did get to that damn Vermin story. It taunts me like some sort of...taunting thing. Tonight I intend to make some progress on it.

6 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Surprise stories are always fun. I wrote one last week, and it's already been rejected twice! That kind of awesome power can only mean that it is meant for great things : )

Benjamin Solah said...

I love surprise stories too. They're always good like that and break the lack of motivation you have when working on something that requires a little more thought.

Aaron Polson said...

Surprise stories are the best. Most stories tend to surprise me.

K.C. Shaw said...

Don't think of it as the Vermin story taunting you, just think of it as stepping aside to allow you to write that other story first. It's just being polite. :)

Horror Girl said...

i love the stories that just come out. wonderful.

ack. that vermin story. i think i've have officially stopped trying with mine.

Danielle Ferries said...

There's always one story that taunts/haunts you, and at least you got another one down in the meantime.