I began working on a short story submission recently and, of course, the idea has snowballed.
“Listening” was originally supposed to be a science fiction short set on a space station orbiting Jupiter close to Europa.
So, naturally, I begin to wander around in the cavernous expanse of my own imagination…
Does this story have the chops to be something more?
Holy bovine! Do I know how to overcomplicate things or what? I have to resist the temptation to keep going and going. Maybe in the future I could revisit these wonderful ideas, but for now its really important to keep the original goal in mind and write what I intended.
Remember there is such a thing as a word count limit for a short story submission.
And a deadline.
Keep on writing and edit later.
Its okay to dream big but finishing what I originally intended to start is more important to me as a writer.
Write some more.
Finish what you start and achieve the small goals you set for yourself each day.
Everything else will work itself out in the end.
Back to Laxmi Station; Colonel Jannik De Aguila needs to safely dock the Martian cutter “Mobius”.