What if? That’s where it all comes from, after all. We look at something and wonder to ourselves, “What if that ground chuck at the butcher’s really comes from a dead guy named Charles?” and the story goes on from there. It’s that simple, and that complex. That’s just how it works.
So, in the same spirit, I find myself wondering what if the short story “Writer, Blocked” is really the book I’m trying to make of it, or is it better off remaining a good (at least in my opinion) short story?
I have to confess, I’ve been working at trying to open it up to different avenues not because the story screams for me to do so, but because a writer should write books, right?
Maybe not the best reason, not the best story…I’m second guessing the project, and think I’m going to dig in, edit and rewrite the story, and see if it takes me further, *or* does it sit quite well on its own merits. If it does, then it goes into the story collection and joins the others, and the book will happen when it happens.
Time will tell…