The End.

Sit back and feel that wave of satisfaction.

Done it. Seventy-thousand words.

A great ending. A strong start. Plenty of twists.

Sags a bit in the middle. Needs a bit of work there. That character is a stereotype. That part is unbelievable.

Is it really any good?

It’s dire.

Back to the start. Type: 2nd Draft.

Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week’s prompt was: Dire. Click on the link to read more stories by other writers.


16 responses to “DOUBT”

  1. Dear Iain,

    There’s a reason I shy away from NaNoWriMo. 😉 As a writer, I feel the pain of the process. Nicely done.



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    1. IT does get me to sit down and write – and now the hard work begins! Thanks Rochelle


  2. I know the feeling, Iain, although I could never find time for NaNo….
    Too many beaches to be walked here!

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    1. I would rather be walking on a beach, but not in Prestwick in December! 😉


      1. Hey, we had clouds today too!

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  3. Ouch. And I am sure the first draft is fertile ground for a wonderful second draft. Congratulations, it is no small achievement.

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    1. Here’s hoping. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  4. You captured that familiar feeling with this piece and it brought a knowing smile to my face.

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    1. Good to know I’m not alone in feeling this way!


  5. We’ve all been there I’m sure and given the current situation, it doesn’t just apply to writing!

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    1. Very true Keith, it’s been a year of ups and downs and false hope!

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  6. Ah, I do know this and/and place! Well done, you!

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  7. Yeah… that’s the post-nano feeling. You nailed it.

    I hope your November went as well as it could and that you’ll experience joy in the coming holiday season.
    There’s a giveaway on my blog that ends today, if you’re interested.

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    1. Thanks – I think it will be worth it, but there’s still a lot of work to be done!


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