A few small updates…
I haven’t been writing so much this month; I finished three stories last month, finished a chapter of something else this month, and I suppose I’ve been taking a bit of a break.
Top priority: finishing edits on The Competitive Edge and getting them back to the editor for final review. And I need to get that done, soonest, because: *drumroll*
Substantial edits have come back for The More Plausible Evil. The in-document edits aren’t so bad, I think I could blaze through them in a day or two. But the overall story has two major issues, one that I could probably resolve, the other that I can’t because my beta thinks the story is too short for everything that’s happening. She thinks it would work better around my usual length, which is ~80-100k.
Tough one. So, I’ll incorporate the edits to bring it to a good second draft, submit it, and present it to the press to get their take.
The Fall Guide has a publication date of December 4th, 2013, and I have to think what to put on the cover. This is one of those where I’m contemplating saying “…dealer’s choice?” All I can think of is palm trees. That…yeah, probably better not.
What else? Oh yes, this month I need to finish plotting the sequel for Signal to Noise, because I’m going to start writing it this month and it’s next month’s focus point.
Final word: don’t forget to sign up for my giveaway! Tomorrow is the last day to win a free book. :3
it’s tough. I tend toward longer workers rather then short ones. I am finding increasingly that it’s hard for me to tell the stories I want in a short space of time. I’ve noticed a lot of people asking if anthology calls which are already 10K long could be shorter and I don’t know what they are talking about since I struggle to write a good completely feeling story in 20K most of the time.
Yeah, same. I just love to really get into character interactions, the minutiae of how relationships develop, and highly prefer to show rather than tell – which can take up quite a bit of space. It’s a rare, rare month when I feel like I’ve told a good full story in less than 20k. So I totally feel you there.
Wait, you wrote something short? 😉
It was 50k! Lol! Gin told me it would be better if I expanded it to 100k and the most difficult part of her feedback was my instant recognition that she was totally right.
tbf, you might be able to do it in 80. 😉
Sequel to Signal to Noise?? That just made my day =D Finished StN yesterday btw, will review soon!
Yes, for sure! It’s scheduled, it’s got a title, it’s happening! 😀 I am so glad you did, and thank you so much. ♥