Decided to go back to the world of Shuffled Off and have some fun with my ghost detectives Walter and Emily (their first case is in Life After) in a story called “A Long, Hard Fall.” I had written a 900 word start last month and tore into it. It’s like I’m spending time with old friends and am having so much fun. This is going to be a longer one, but given how easily it’s flowing and how much fun I’m having it’s all good by me. I’m almost to the end, but not quite.
Just caught Aleia up and read “The Disappearing Neighborhood” to her. Got a few changes, turns out reading it to her works much better than reading it to myself.
Sent “The Stars in Hoshi’s Eyes” off to Dean. That makes 3 stories off in the last 3 days! This morning Aleia asked me what “Hoshi” means, a name I pulled out of the air. Turns out it means “star.” Wow. Don’t know how stuff like this happens, but it’s pretty amazing when it does.
Stats for Today
Strategies Employed: Working in a much loved world with great characters.
Lessons Learned: Fun is the way to do this. Dean says it endlessly but it’s sinking in with this story. It’s so much easier when you are having a blast.
Words Written: 5,000
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||3420||No|
|9||A Long, Hard Fall||5902||No|