i have to write a short story by the 22nd to submit to the instructor of one of my upcoming writing workshops. i did not realize until now just how horrible i am with plot. (i knew it, but...at the same time, i didn't know HOW limited i was.) i have written short stories before, of course, but i'm realizing that i focus a lot on character and emotions (stuff like that) but not really on plot.
what i mean is: i got an idea for something to write about at work last week, and i've been writing down some stuff that i really like, but when i sat back to see how i could tell a story, not just paint a picture of this character, i drew a blank. i'm still drawing a blank. i have a character sketch but no world to put him into, no speech or events to bring him to life, no meanings or messages or morals. it's so frustrating.
and then on the other hand, i feel like i'm trying to conform my writing to what i know the instructor will want to see, and not staying true to my style, to my writing.
ehhh i'm just complaining, though.
last harry potter movie in four days!! (and i am a mess over it.)