This is me whenever reading over something I’ve written:
I’m actually really happy that this contest happened because I definitely did not have enough time to work on Chapter 18 as much as I wanted to. This mini-project was kind of the perfect size for me to handle since I was so busy this week. Basically I still got to write and feel like I accomplished something even if it wasn’t the new chapter.
I’m not entirely happy with my entry (but when is a writer ever happy with anything they write?) but it was a lot of fun to write and definitely good practice since I’ve never written a one shot before.
I did not have it in me to write something new, with all new characters. So even though my one shot is about Alex and Val it takes place in an alternate universe, with tweaked versions of the characters. I’m not going to mention what the story is about, but I think everyone will be (pleasantly?) surprised. I’m hoping no one gets really confused thinking that it’s a part of Alex’s Girl because it’s not, just uses the same characters. I had a poll on my Facebook page and everyone seemed to want an Alex/Val story anyway so I doubt anyone will be terribly disappointed.
Obviously I hope I win but I’m really excited to see what everyone else has come up with!