First draft of my Flash Fiction

I don’t know if this is something unique to me, but I’m feeling more than a little embarrassed at taking so long to write a piece of flash fiction. I feel like I should just be able to hash out five hundred words and be done with it. five hundred words in a novel is barely a scene, I know I can write that amount in an hour and be relativity happy with it. I have always struggled with endings. I also really enjoy taking my time to get to know a character, dropping small hints and contradictions. With such a short I am having to be so much more concise.  I hope the more short stories I write the better my writing will get.  I’ve got to cut my flash fiction down from nine hundred. I don’t think that will be too tricky. I’m sure I have waffled on.

Having finished a draft of a story today I’m finding it difficult to get on with my novel. I’m just pretty darn pleased with myself. I want to leave the draft until at least tomorrow, just to give my brain a little space from it.

Today’s Word Count: 671

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2 thoughts on “First draft of my Flash Fiction

  1. Congrats on finishing the flash piece! I always struggle with shorts as well, and I admire anyone who can condense their message into just a few hundred words.

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