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Day 10: Short Story Marathon

Summary Day 10! Into the double digits here on this marathon of writing. Didn’t know what to write this morning and browsed some exiting starts and saw one I had tried 3 different times that had a simple, poetic idea and ignored the starts an started over. It is tentatively titled, “The Stars in Hoshi’s […]

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Day 8: Short Story Marathon

Summary Got back to “Home in Time” and finished it. It’s ready to read to Aleia, but no time today. It came in at 4,450 words, again longer than planed. Later, grabbed a 875 word fantasy start from my training month, tentatively titled “Wink, Plum, and the Bones that March,” and added 2,00 words to that […]

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Day 7: Short Story Marathon

Summary One week in, 4 stories away, 26 to go. Yeah, this is starting to feel like a marathon. Up very early and threw out yesterday’s start on “Home in Time” and started fresh in first person with the correct name. And wouldn’t you know it, things are moving along nicely now that I’m pointed in […]

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Day 6: Short Story Marathon

Summary Got up early and went back to “Woody and June vs. the Grand Canyon.” Corrected my misstep and threw out and redrafted a lot of the end. I had moved the character’s relationship a tad too fast, and missed great opportunities for drama and humor at the end. Which, is why it didn’t feel like […]

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