Monday, December 6, 2010

Sore tongues and short stories

Well I don't have a whole lot to report on today but it is my day off so I thought I'd better give you all some sort of love today.

Yesterday I was at work and we got in these candies which look like popsicles but they are hard, sour candy on the outside, and soft taffy in the middle.  So I decided to try one out and I ate the whole thing.  Now the outside is rough from the sour stuff that they put on it, so it's like rubbing your tongue down sand paper, and you know how if you eat too much sour candy, the acid wears away at your tongue after a while.  So the combination of those two things meant that my tongue was just totally raw by the time I was done and extremely painful.  Aaron and I got Thai food last night from our favorite Thai restaurant on Capitol Hill, Jai Thai, and my dish had lime in it which was very good but the acid just killed my tongue and I finally had to stop less than halfway through my dinner and just eat the rice.  Even today my tongue is a bit sore, although better than it was.  But I learned my lesson.  No more sour popsicle candies for me! Although it was yummy, I have to say.  But not worth it.
As far as the short story, I'm having a really fun time writing it.  I love Christmas and I'm just making this story fun.  It doesn't have any super deep meaning and I'm not worried too much about tone or pacing or all of the stuff I'm usually concerned with in a longer piece.  I'm just plugging along at it, enjoying the atmosphere of snow and holidays and just having a lot of fun.  I started it yesterday after writing a rough outline the day before and I'm already at 4,784 words which isn't bad for two days of work.  I estimate it will be about ten thousand words by the time it's finished which puts me about halfway through.  We'll see how my estimate holds up at the end.  But I'm hoping that when I post it here for you to read, possibly as soon as next week, that you will all enjoy reading it as much as I am enjoying writing it.

Well, that's all from me.  Happy writing and happy holidays to you all!

1 comment:

  1. A bunch of critiquing buddies and I are gonna be doing some short story challenges next year. Yay!!