Delaying Rather than Temporizing

Journal, Short Story

Dear Friend,

Unable to formulate Short Story A’s results after reading its drafts, I chose to edit it alongside its sequel, Book A, when the Conductor says the time is right. Forcing myself to implement decisions may reap dire consequences on my characters and on both stories.

Perhaps, I have not learnt what I needed to learn yet for it to move forward.


Very Sincerely Yours,
Clarissa Choo-Choo Train

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Clarissa is a vessel used for Christ’s glory. Although she’d lived in four countries, Heaven is her only Home. She desires to sow His seeds, and to serve third culture kids, teens, and writers. Peek into her Christian TCK Email Ministry. Or read more posts.

Cracking a Geode

Journal, Short Story

Dear Friend,

Short Story A’s first and third drafts were not as horrendous as I thought. They merely needed to be set aside for time, cut, fused, smoothen, polished and cleaned.


Very Sincerely Yours,
Clarissa Choo-Choo Train

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Clarissa is a vessel used for Christ’s glory. Although she’d lived in four countries, Heaven is her only Home. She desires to sow His seeds, and to serve third culture kids, teens, and writers. Peek into her Christian TCK Email Ministry. Or read more posts.

Edits upon Edits

Short Story

Dear Friend,

Now that I had accomplished the first draft of Book B, I shift my focus to Short Story A, the predecessor of Book A. I wrote three drafts for it so far. The second and third were unlike the first due to changes in point-of-view narration and from being plot-driven to character-driven. Because I left the drafts alone since April, 2019 to work on Book A and B, I believe I will return to my drafts with a fresh mind. I will examine the first and third drafts for many days this time. Maybe I would integrate them. Alas, the challenge is its balance.


Very Sincerely Yours,
Clarissa Choo-Choo Train

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Clarissa is a vessel used for Christ’s glory. Although she’d lived in four countries, Heaven is her only Home. She desires to sow His seeds, and to serve third culture kids, teens, and writers. Peek into her Christian TCK Email Ministry. Or read more posts.