As restrictions start to ease up around the world, my project called Lockdown Stories, where I wrote a story a day and then posted it on my webpage, has officially come to an end.
Although I’m a fast writer when it comes to the first draft, I take a long time to revise, sometimes years. In Kafka in a Skirt the story called “Fuck Shakespeare” took me almost thirty years to get right.
Some stories I get right on the first draft, and I just need to tweak and edit. I don’t choose which story needs more time; the story tells me.
For now, I’m going to remove the Lockdown Stories so I can let them sit for a while, before I return to them for revisions, maybe during the summer.
I could have the new collection ready to send out in the Fall.
All but one have yet to be published, “Not An Apocalypse Love Story.”
Here are the titles to the Lockdown Stories (Although even the titles are subject to change):
COLITA DE RANA Wednesday, April 29, 2020
THE LADY WITH THE SUNGLASSES Tuesday, April 28, 2020
EAT SHIT Monday, April 27, 2020
WHY YOU’RE GOING TO HELL Friday, April 24, 2020
WATER PREACHER Thursday, April 23, 2020
INTUITION Wednesday, April 22, 2020
SEX WITH THE EX Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
FORBIDDEN BOOKS Monday, April 20, 2020
THORN IN THE SIDE Friday, April 17, 2020
LET’S BEAT THIS! (Revision of “Go Into the Rock”) Thursday, April 16, 2020
GRASSES SOUNDS LIKE GRACIAS (Revision of THIS IS) Wednesday April 15, 2020
THIS IS Tuesday, April 14, 2020
VARIATIONS ON A THEME: A COW COMES TO THE DOOR Monday, April 13, 2020
OLD TOWN Friday, April 10, 2020
THE LAST MCDONALDS IN TEXAS Thursday, April 9, 2020
LET THE ANGELS TALK Wednesday, April 8, 2020
THE LAW OF ATTRACTION Tuesday, April 7, 2020
GO INTO THE ROCK Monday, April 6, 2020
YOU HEAR THAT, ELIZABETH? Friday, April 3, 2020
WILD APPLE TREES THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020
THE OMEGA Wednesday April 1, 2020
NOT AN APOCALYPSE LOVE STORY Tuesday, March 31, 2020