In my free time, I've been plugging away at attempt number two for the Toronto Star Short story Contest and it is now very clear that I am now ready for attempt number three. This time around my short story did not mutate into a novel, but instead, the idea in its current form refuses to become any kind of story. I just can't make it work. It is a meandering mess. It is an idea that I still think has potential but with about a month left to get this finished, I don't have the time left to try to spark some life into this current idea. I'm off to dig into the idea bag and come up with something that works now.