The more consistent readers (as if I have a large reader-base, hah) will have noticed a short story posted the past two days.
It’s been a long time since I did some actual writing. The idea of two immortal assassins, both being hired to kill the other, had been sitting in my queue for quite some time. It wasn’t until I started putting pen to paper (read: fingers to keyboard) that it turned more into an actual story rather than a setting for some cool combat shenanigans. So for the most part, it was made up on the spot. Still the only kind of serious writing I’ve done so far, improv.
Anyway, it was super fun going through the process again, and I’ll definitely produce more writing scraps to post as time permits. Because man, I always spend a surprising amount of time on those pieces. I’d almost say it’s drafting and first-pass editing in one, but that wouldn’t be right. Still, I try my best to live up to a certain standard, add a bit of flair to my writing, and so on.
Reading it all back, judging myself as harshly as (or harder than) I would anyone else, it’s definitely lackluster. It feels like my cute little breadcrumbs for backstory hinting are much too vague and my sentences just feel awfully flat. Guess that’s what I get for barely ever reading anything: a limited vocabulary and a hard time getting creative with sentence structures.
Now that I’ve started up again though, I’ll probably have a better shot at improving.