This might be the last NaNo update I post this year. It’s been real. It’s been a blast. But I’m getting stressed. Not pressured, where you write and are like “I can do this! RAH ME! Go, team, go!” No. This is obsessive stressed. Like, “If I don’t do this right and stay ahead, I am going to DIE before the month is out” stressed.
So, this is it. Behold:
But look at that lifetime achievement total: 92,020!
This is where a joke could possibly be inserted. But this isn’t funny. This is serious. I’m serious: my nerves = frayed.
You see, one of the sad truths about being a writer is that we take things too lightly and too seriously at the same time–at least, I do. “What is she taking seriously now?” you ask. Good question:
– Twelve things out on submission, waiting for an answer
– Writing/publishing future
– This song
And I am a bundle of nerves. But if I were very serious and very stressed, I would be writing my book right now and not worrying over publishing. A treadmill walk, isn’t it?
So, to end this rambling/weird post, here’s a micro fiction that I wrote. I hope it stresses you out and makes you laugh, because I am so stressed and need a good laugh right now. Behold:
The Ice Cream
She sat in the park and at her ice cream slowly. It had been given to her by a stranger jogging past. Just the end of the cone, mind, and it wasn’t chocolate. It was Strawberry. Mm. Daisy’s favorite.
What would Mom think? What would Mom do? Try to grab it out of her mouth, no doubt. Maybe even make her throw it up. The thought made Daisy hurry and finish that treat before Mom got back.
Daisy saw Mom down the way and quickly scarfed down the rest. She smiled at Mom innocently…tail wagging.