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Okay, now that I have wasted almost two hours trying to figure out how to create a sub page and all the great links to my sub page,  I have finally figured it out and my short story is up and running.   For this I believe I deserve a small pat on the back. 

I was super excited about posting my first Quick Story Sunday this past weekend and I even sat down and typed it all at once.  Then staying true to bad habits and things never recommended by anyone in the writing community, I finished the first draft and went to publish it only to discover, I had no idea how to set up the sight like I wanted. 

So after numerous trial and error and a fair amount of inappropriate language I finally have everything the way I want.  Except maybe my short story…but even that is the way I want it since it’s only suppose to be a writing exercise.

After this horrific experience and swearing off blogging forever and always, I realized how much of my effort goes into writing this same way.  It doesn’t matter if I have a clear plan or not, there is always a puzzle to solve, always something left to put together.  When I can’t think of the missing piece I do what I always do.  I write. 

By just letting myself free to explore my characters without worrying about the plot, I have discovered I usually uncover the missing piece of the puzzle I have painstakingly created.  I also learn more stumbling around in the dark, examining and studying anything and everything I come into contact with.  Trying to figure out what it is for or what it does. 

Thankfully sites usually make it relatively easy for a person like me to stumble around…I wish my ms would make it little easier.

What about you, do you always read the directions and have a clear sense of what you are doing before you do it?  Or do you discard the instructions and figure it out yourself with as much or as little information you have?

Excuse me now while I chase after my pencil, it seems to have run away again.

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I’ve just updated my Quick Story Sunday page with my first short story.  This is an exercise just for fun, so please go check it out and tell me what you think.  I think I’m going to continue to follow this storyline for now, at least until I get bored with it.

Pirate Ninjas-Part I

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