Back to the Drawing Board

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.