|Limited to 20 shapes|
Pencil drawing, New End Studio
(Pencil drawing- Lines, Shapes, Space, and Directions. Sorry it's upside down, a little like how I am.)
The situation here is still in flux. One day it's up and the other day it's down, and around ...
To help pass the time and distract me from the myriad of worries I need a little creative outlet. The heat and humidity stops me from gardening. Bless you who can enjoy the sun and the bugs, but give me a screened in breezy porch and I'm happy.
Leaving things unfinished is like bad karma, the albatross on the neck. Stinky and uncomfortable. So, I'm giving myself permission to finish before I start something new. (Update: Two done, a few more to do!)
In the meantime, I started writing a couple of stories. (No boxes to unpack, only my brain. lol ) Last week with the first story, I got about 1,900 words in and I thought this one might need a pen name so I put the story aside for now. With the second one, I was zipping along but my blood sugar was drooping, so I got to about 2,400 words and had to stop. While I was writing it, I realized that it was going to be longer than a short story, so I named the chapters and scenes and pretty much know what's going to happen to the characters.
Writing with new to me software (I long for an old typewriter) it's highly rated, but still an unopened book to me, a puzzle book, pun intended. The software has more features than I have played with- I just want to get the words down and worry about the formatting later.
I don't know if I'll let these stories see the light of day. How do you feel about pen names? Don't care one way or the other? Use initials or be gender neutral? Or, use real name if at all possible? (Something to ponder in case I finish these stories.)
If you've published something leave a link in the comments, too.