Thanks to everyone who read this blog yesterday and left a comment. We broke my personal record for most blog views in a single day! Since it was so successful, I plan on continuing “What If Monday” next week.
Before going to sleep last night I was able to do a little work on my current, and hopefully soon to be finished, Christmas short story/flash fiction. I’m trying to finish this story as soon as possible so I can work on my entry for Shimmer Magazine’s, The Pirate Issue . I was pretty happy with the results and rewarded myself by reading The Westing Game (to try to get to sleep as others have suggested). Well, after reading a few pages I was able to calm myself down from my burst of creativity and soon I was asleep. Not long after, I had the strangest dream.
Normally, I never remember my dreams. If I do remember them, I usually only remember the premise and the emotions of the dream, and not many details. So, as I relate this dream to you, don’t hold it against me that I don’t remember what I was wearing or anything like that. Also, stick with me here because this is writing related.
Anyhow, in my dream I had finished my entry for Shimmer Magazine and was pretty proud of it. So proud, in fact, that I actually believed I had a shot at publication. My hopes were soon dashed when I received a rejection letter from the magazine. The part that angered me the most was the reason the gave for the rejection: I use the word “though”too much! Amazingly, in my dream I actually convinced myself that I do in fact use the word “though” too much. Even as I type this, I’m thinking to myself that I must avoid saying “though”.
Anyhow, I hope to complete my current work-in-progress and move on to the Shimmer Magazine entry. I am currently looking for short stories about Pirates to get myself in the mood to write that type of story. I will make sure not to use the word “though”, though.