So, it’s halfway through April’s campnano. I’m over half my word count, which is such a great ego boost.
I have the first draft of one anthology story, a short story for a competition and am now on the rambling story for possibly Woman’s Weekly.
I have been studying the Woman’s Weekly market with a view to boosting my chances of success via the positive thinking I blogged about here. I’m not sure I really get what exactly it is they want in a story. Some are very polished and clearly worthy of publication. Others have glaring plot flaws (I won’t call them holes as such) or, in the case of the longer stories, ramble.
I’m good at rambling, so I thought I’d have a go at one of those. And it’s going really well. 4.5K so far where absolutely nothing happens on a coach trip to New England in the fall. My problem is that I could ramble on like this for a whole novel. I know roughly how I want it to end but I’m struggling to get there. More day trips keep getting in the way. And now that the chatty tour guide has read the main character’s manuscript and been blown away by it, and another traveller is jealous of their perceived relationship well, I could carry on forever with clandestine meetings to discuss factual errors in her description of New England (which she has never visited before) and pouting and ‘you tell me he doesn’t want a relationship but…’ So how do I get to the airport, the final exchange of emails and home? There’s a lot to see and do in New England.
Maybe I should put that to one side and start the final anthology entry.
How is everyone else doing on their campnano journey?