Didn’t I just write one of these? Yikes, time does fly when you have something to work on. The big manuscript passed 40,000 words today, a lot of the writing lately has been very poor. More a skeleton than a fleshed out story, which is lamentable because when I review a chapter I want to say “Wow, that’s better than I remember” instead of, “This will need work.”
I did find material for a short story, going to dabble in a bit of science fiction this time. All my long hours watching Star Trek will finally pay off. The idea centers around a boy who is relocated to another planet and the surprise he finds there. I haven’t quite hammered out how it’s going to end, still trying to decide between a couple of ideas.
I wanted to submit a short story somewhere last week, but couldn’t pull one together in time. Instead, I submitted a poem over at Soft Whispers. I don’t usually write poetry but this idea had taken my brain hostage and I had to do something to knock it free. Haven’t heard back yet, might not for a few weeks.