Working My Brains Out

I’ve been writing and writing and writing on a short story, and I’m to the point where I’m so close to finishing I don’t want to finish. If you write, maybe you know how you get to a point where it’s really hard to decide what the next bit should be, and then you suddenly see the shape of the story and you write and write and you’re on the downhill slide and you suddenly go: Wait! I’m having a good time writing this! It’s being easy and fun! If I finish it, that’s all over! Noooooooooo!

Well, that’s where I am with this. Fortunately, I have a deadline, so I have no choice but to stop being such a crybaby and and wrap it up.

It’s another Holly Jahangiri story set on Llannonn, the main setting for my novel, FORCE OF HABIT. It’s for a holiday anthology, and it’s called “The Pratty Who Saved Chrissmuss”.

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies on the topic of The Evil Tomato.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character makes excuses not to complete something he or she is enjoying.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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