I was about 1500 words into Hera on a Harley when I realized that the story was way too long for the blog hop.
I love the Storytime Blog hop, but it’s hard to get people to read 500-1000 words on the internet. Hera needed at least two thousand and would be better at three.
Well crud. It’s not like I don’t always need more mythology-based stories and any story where Zeus gets his toga-clad butt kicked by anyone is always a win for me.
I switched gears. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here since we’re in the baby stages of development (meaning I’m working on flash fiction) but I eventually want to have a You Tube channel with stories on it. Nothing fancy – just a cool pic with a story scrolling up so people like me can tune into the channel and listen to short form while they walk or clean.
What can I say, I’m a simple person with a deep need to be entertained, and I assume everyone else is just like me.
Anyway, I want stories that are exactly five hundred words or less for the first videos – because people have short attention spans – and I say this as a verified person.
But I’m wordy (and if you follow this blog at all, you can verify that).
So, I have stories that are over 500 words. Sometimes I revise them. Sometimes I put them to the side.
I happened to have a little something half-finished that would work for the blog hop, so I’ve been tinkering with it.