Starting new stories

For the past few days I’ve been writing story beginnings, at roughly 400-800 words each. That’s because much of my process involves taking up and finishing ideas that have been simmering for months or years. Usually, a few weeks or months after initially getting the idea, I’ll write about 500-1000 words of it and then give up. Then a few months later I’ll go back to it and finish it. But due to an unnatural amount of productivity over the summer / last few months, I’ve pretty much run out of story starts (at least ones that I ever think I will get back to), so I decided to lay down some fertilizer for the future.

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