Ice cream for breakfast!

I’m having ice cream for breakfast because I can. It’s decadent and self-indulgent, and it makes me happy. Sometimes being an adult means being irresponsible and impulsive.

Writing Stuff

On an amusing “day in the life a writer,” lonewolf23 has posted an animation that captures writerly frustration. Warning: It’s pretty gory . . . for a stick figure animation.

New Words: 850
Oof. I’m at 2.1K and I’m only about two-thirds of the way through this folk tale. Damn. No help for it but to finish it and see what I can cut, I suppose. I suspect the space issue is what’s giving me such trouble in getting this one on the page. I knew this story was too long for 2K. Argh.

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16 Responses to Ice cream for breakfast!

  1. Anonymous says:

    From Dreamwind the Critter

    Damn, I know how that writer feels… it’s 12:05am on July 14 here in Australia, and thank any listening deities I’m having a day off today.

    My 2 major characters are stuck in a situation that I can’t resolve, and it’s crucial to the rest of the story because if they don’t leave home the $#%!@&!!!!! story won’t progress.

    And on the editing front: do a global search for “that.” I have been known to eliminate over 40 words from an essay by eliminating unnecessary “thats.” And with lecturers who enforce word counts with scissors, every single word counts!

    • dude_the says:

      Re: From Dreamwind the Critter

      “…lecturers who enforce word counts with scissors….”

      Wow, that’s a rather serious lecturer. “Three words over! Mwahahahah! Give me your pinky!”


  2. quasiskunk says:

    I eat cereal (normally Froot Loops) for dinner alot.

    Yes, you are right. Being an adult (with childish tendencies) is great for the mind 🙂

  3. mtreiten says:

    “Sometimes being an adult means being irresponsible and impulsive.”

    A gem of wisdom that I will take with me throughout my days. Thank you.

  4. jackzodiac says:

    I had popcorn for breakfast and that little animation sums up my writing mood at the moment…


  5. dean13 says:

    Phew. And I thought I was the only one who occasionally ate ice cream for breakfast. What kinds was it?

    That gruesome animation is interesting comment on the creative process. Brings to mind a quote from Gene Fowler: Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

  6. Why the 2K cut off? Is it because of a market you have in mind for this particular story or because it’s easier in general to get published with a shorter wordcount?

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Both actually, but primarily the first. I aim all of my folk tales at Cricket first (and sometimes last) which has a cutoff length of 2K. I’ve sold stories to them that have exceeded this limit, but I try to stay in the ballpark.

  7. dude_the says:

    Ice Cream

    Hm: ice cream. *ponders* But that means I’ll have to go outside. Hm. But, I haven’t had any all summer. Hm. Yeah, I think an ice cream run is in order.

    And, ye gods! That’s gruesome…. Excellent.


  8. mtfay says:

    I had Hagen Daaz strawberry for supper. Does that count? Mmmm…strawberry.

  9. audray says:

    That’s good! You eat ice cream for breakfast if you can be after that why not! lol where do you come from??

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