I haven't posted my latest story, about a woman who discovers a drowned body in a lake, because I haven't finished it yet. For some reason, this one has been moving agonizingly slowly. It might be because I'm not very satisfied with the quality of the writing; it creaks along at a very dull pace and is quite bloated with needless introspection and redundancies. It might also be because I've been very busy moving in to college and starting the school year, but when classes start I know I'll be even busier than I am now, so I've simply got to finish. I've actually finished the entirety of the story -- all I have to do is go back and insert one scene earlier on that is necessary for two characters to meet and establish an acquaintance status.
Soon I'll have to begin another story, because creative writing classes are beginning and I want a story that is better than this one to hand in. Writing workshops are sort of like going to the gym in that way. You want to look toned long before you actually get to the gym, so you have to work out before you even get to the gym. You want to hand in a story that's already at an impressive quality level, so you don't hand in the thing that needs the most work. It's silly and might just be about vanity and ego, but it's also important to make a good impression on the professor. I want a story with more bite than this one to hand in.