Doing pretty good with the subbing, in fact I subbed 2 this month. (Apex doesn’t know it, but I’m gonna keep submitting to them until they eventually accept me. 😉 )
The writing one for the month didn’t go quite as well. This month I decided to follow a prompt from a writer’s group. The theme: horrotica (horror + erotica). Not my first go at this type of story, I have one horrotica credit to my name actually. But I still consider myself VERY junior in this space.
The story this month? TRAIN WRECK. I’m not kidding. And it’s nothing to do with the sex scene—that part actually came out okay. It’s the rest of the story that is so terrible.
Started in the wrong spot.
Rushed and cheesy ending.
Dialogue that’s stiff (HA—no pun intended).
It’s just a mess. And it pains me to spend so much time on something, and be so disappointed with it in the end, you know?
It’s too bad, too, because it was an idea I was really excited about. I’m just not sure what happened between the idea storm that began it all and the shit storm that ended up on the paper.
with some TLC after I take a chainsaw to it, it will be better. >:) Which is exactly what I intend to do tomorrow.