September 10th, 2009


scripts and skips

So, I've just used my skip in the first round of the LFWS, and I have mixed feelings about this.

On the one hand, I've been trying for ages to write my script-format tag, without really suceeding.  I have about the right number of words (~450 currently), but nothing like the story I wanted to tell with them.  And looking at prompts from previous years, there've been loads that I'd love to get to write for.  I really don't want to be voted out in the first round and lose my chance at getting to participate in these later rounds, where I know I can do much better.  So at 4.30 am I gave up on this one, after poking my various scenarios for days and developing a really really annoying headache.

But on the other hand... well, I'm not really sure how I feel about using skips.  It sort of feels like cheating, really... given that I know someone's going to be voted out this round, and given that I know it won't be me because of the aforementioned non-participation.

Oh dear.

Actually, I haven't yet technically used my skip - I've only asked if I can.  But it's 5.00 am.  Right now, I'll take sleep over remaining in the LFWS, much as I would love to have both.


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