Lavender Unicorn Syndrome · 1:32am
I submitted Family Appreciation Day to EQD. It was rejected due to length and other issues, but it doesn't quite matter. I kind of started hoping it wouldn't be accepted, a few days after I sent it in. I'd like to make my debut on EQD with a different story -- one I'm currently working on right now, titled Crush.
However, I have learned from my mistakes.
For one thing, one of the problems pointed out with the story was what was referred to as Lavender Unicorn Syndrome. Which is where a character is referred to by some descriptive thing rather than with a pronoun.
I hate that trope, but I used it in Family Appreciation Day because I thought it would make it more appealing.
I am writing my current story in a vastly different manner, anyways. Family Appreciation Day was written to be "user friendly." My current project will be written the way I like to write. Which as a result may be a bit more controversial.
Now I just feel embarrassed for having succumbed to the so-called Lavender Unicorn Syndrome.