A brief check in after 2 week of writing straight

Well, the blog posts may be suffering the wrath of work, but the writing isn’t. Almost. It’s been close a few times, but I’m still managing about 1000 words a day added to the novel. Technically, I’m on track for making my original goal in the next few weeks. I still think the 60k mark is a reasonable goal for the first draft, though I also won’t be surprised if I end up writing more.

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - May
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction – May (Photo credit: DanCentury)

Despite my hopes, yesterday never panned out for making the deadline for F&SF. No surprise, it was a long shot that I could whip something together that would be worthy of submission in less than a day. Even drawing from my back catalog of first drafts, I didn’t ┬áhave anything that I felt was polished enough to send in. Part of that, admittedly, is the acceptance that short stories simply aren’t my forte. I enjoy reading them, but when I try to write them they tend to come out as more like snippets from a longer piece, vignettes of something greater.

OK, well it was a late day for me, and I need to be up early, so there we go. Novel is currently at the 43k mark and moving along swimmingly. I can sense my ability to maintain the 1k days dwindling, so I’m trying to get as many in as I can.

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