I intended to re write a story for an amazon kindle competition.
I couldn’t because I had given my laptop to repair. Amount of ideas, sentences, dialogues, narrations and situations coming in my mind >> speed of my long hand. Hence I needed a keyboard to type with.
A week goes by, I borrow my father’s laptop, rush to write down what I had in mind to meet the deadline that was that night.
In a parallel and stupendously architected orchestration, a junior friend designs a cartoon cover page — because participants were supposed to publish the story on Kindle Direct Publishing platform.
She completes the cartoon cover in niche time, I barely complete the story at 11:30 pm.
I start enrolling on the kindle direct publishing platform. It demanded a long form submission for tax purposes.
I read the story one more time, still finding narration timeline errors. I decide this story deserved a better edit. I decided to not publish.
I read the story again. I then read the first draft of the same story, I pat on my backs, crinkle my eyes, cheeks and forehead in a Yes! That’s it.
I liked the story I’d written. Now I’m going to improve the ending more, because it deserves more plot and a better ending than just the rabbit being chased off by a dog in the middle of a conversation with a boy.
Deadlines are good. Note to self — make your deadlines stick to them, that’s how you are going to become a good, if not great, writer.