Up in front of the computer just before 6 a.m. again, no idea what to write. My brain came up with an interesting sentence written from the perspective of an android that has just been powered up and doesn’t know what happened to the world. It’s one of those “paint yourself in the corner” openings with an unconventional structure. But hey, take a chance, there is still a lot of stories to write here. After an hour of slow going, it felt like I was stuck in that corner and wouldn’t find a way out. But then, a shower, and boom, it came into focus.
Not sure how sellable this one is, but it’s short and interesting. Story #19, “Is Anyone Receiving This?,” 1,700 words. Read it to Aleia who liked it, and off to Dean tomorrow.
Another pass through #18, “Ela and the Naiad”, and off to Dean. That makes 14 in a row.
Less writing today. Resisted the urge to do more. Needed to slow down a bit. The fatigue had forced me to be more relaxed about it today. Not sure what the weekend will bring, but I plan to be mellower about this than I have, even if that means the end of the streak.
Oh, and I wanted to discuss sending out “The Disappearing Neighborhood” yesterday. There’s some cool facts here:
- It was my “write a story start to finish in a day” experiment from day 5.
- Dean really liked the story.
- My proofreader found very little wrong with it besides a few typos and a bunch of missing commas (typical for me).
This bodes well for writing quickly. We’ll see how the markets like it.
Stats for Today
Strategies Employed: Shower!
Lessons Learned: Trust the process. Trust the experiences. Relax. Write.
Words Written: 1,900
Stories Sent to Dean: 1
|1||Woody and June vs. the Fungus-Head Zombies||5101||Yes|
|3||The Disappearing Neighborhood||2773||Yes|
|4||Woody and June vs. the Grand Canyon||6070||Yes|
|5||Home in Time||4483||Yes|
|6||Wink, Plum, and the Bones that March||5972||Yes|
|7||The Stars in Hoshi’s Eyes||2532||Yes|
|8||Android Eve and Adam||3512||Yes|
|9||A Long, Hard Fall||8475||Yes|
|10||Fitz’s Second Chance||2800||Yes|
|12||With Light Years Between Us||4670||Yes|
|13||Life and a Starling||2278||Yes|
|15||Jump in Time||8768||Yes|
|16||Death by Vodka||2100||Yes|
|17||Death by Cookie||4094||Yes|
|18||Ela and the Naiad||3655||Yes|
|19||Is Anyone Receiving This?||1700||No|