A Slight Detour….for FUN!!!

I have been thinking a lot lately about returning to the short story form instead of working on my novel ideas. Here is why…

  1. All of my previous work (and successes) were in the short story form.
  2. I have come to dread working on the outlines for my novels. 
  3. I am bored with the ideas for the novels. 
  4. There is a new magazine called Knowonder that wants stories between 500 and 999 words that are interesting, exciting and short!
  5. Knowonder pays for these stories.

I am thinking that writing some stories for this venue could get me excited about writing again. I am have, over the last 6 months or so, come to view actual writing with the dread one often feels about a trip to the dentist. I want it to be fun again and what better cure than writing fun little stories?

I have an idea for my first story about a kid’s visit to the library to return an almost overdue book that becomes very hazardous, dangerous and exciting.

We shall see what I can come up with but, it seems that one of my main talents is the quick laugh. I want to try to re-invigorate my writing and make it something I look forward to instead of dreading.