Monday 9 November 2009


On Saturday, I set myself the goal of writing the rough drafts of two short stories over the weekend and I did. Standing ovation please...

Okay, Pretty Little Ghouls is actually a flash length story but as I wrote the first, second and third draft over the weekend I'm couting it. And erm, Fairy Tale Reality (title subject to change), may well have a first draft but at the moment it is all pretty images and little substance, but we're getting there. I hope.

NaNoWriMo Prompts:

Stone Balls
White Gloves
Solo Song
White Jacket
Chain Letter
Nursery Rhyme
Open Window
Rustling Paper


Anonymous said...

Hi Cate :)
Thank you for sharing & congratulations on completing your stories!
All the best,

Josh Reynolds said...

*Clap Clap*

Good job. And now, back to work for me.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Glad that you had a productive weekend. The title 'Pretty Little Ghouls' and the photo really get the imagination working.

The words "white jacket" make me think of the kind that buckle up the back---a la Hannibal Lecter.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, RK.

Joshua, *bows*

Alan, that was my intention but now you have me thinking of an ordinary white jacket (which of course will turn out to be not ordinary at all).

Rebecca Nazar said...

Bravo, Cate! I'm lovin' that picture. Stone balls, not so much. All I can think of is that Indiana Jones scene.

Aaron Polson said...

Ah, the sweet siren song of short fiction. ;)

Fox Lee said...

Once again, you have made me feel very very lazy : )

Cate Gardner said...

Rebecca, having never seen Indiana Jones, I'm safe.

Aaron, I am so happy to be infected.

Natalie, they don't come lazier than me today - pj's, internet, not much else.

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats! You make it sound easy. :)

Barry Napier said...

Wow, 2 drafts in one weekend! Way to go! Why not pass some of that abition MY way?

Katey said...

Congrats on meeting your awesome goal-- and also WHERE did you get that image? It's amazing! Is it really Chopin?

Tuonela said...

Standing and clapping over here!

Danielle Birch said...

Well done. And I love reading these prompts every morning.

Jamie Eyberg said...

What a weekend. You are awesome. :)

Kimbra Kasch said...

"Clap, clap!"


Cate Gardner said...

Kate, that's only because I deleted all the hard words.

Barry, I hold up my hand and say they are not the longest stories committed to screen.

Katey, I can't remember. Doh!

Ian, please sit down now.

Thanks, Danielle.

Jamie, I know. :D

Thanks, Kim.

Carrie Harris said...

Stop with the writing prompts! I can't stay on task when you do that!


Cate Gardner said...

He He He. :D