What an amazing thing to see–I opened my email and saw a subject line containing my story’s and my own names! So yes, today is the day that “I Promised You a Miracle” is up at Every Day Fiction. It’s a romantic tale with a slight SF vein.
How this story began is an interesting little tale, too. A member of my writing group wrote a post about the story she’d written for Chuck Wendig’s Song Shuffle Challenge. It sounded like an interesting concept, but really, I didn’t have time. I did hop over to the original posting by Chuck Wendig and, well, just for grins and giggles, flipped to iTunes to see what I’d come up with if I were writing this story: “I Promised You a Miracle” by Simple Minds. (yeah, I’m that old.)
My mind latched onto that idea and just wouldn’t let go. So what if I didn’t have time; it didn’t matter. I tried to talk myself out of it for half a day. After all, I don’t write romance. And I was just too busy! I shouldn’t have wasted that time, because, in the end (as you can plainly see) I did have time and the story was written.
So, thank you, Sarah Hans and Chuck Wendig, and thank you internal editor/muse. Your presenting this idea, and not letting me shake it off, got me here.
Now I’m interested in hearing what story you’ve written that surprised you, or that got written “against the odds.” Post a comment and lets hear from you.