June 13, 2017

Day 13: Short Story Marathon


Back to “A Long, Hard Fall” this morning. I think I was tired at the end of the day yesterday (5,000 words is a lot for me) and needed to clean up the plot a bit, and the climax got tossed and replaced. It’s a murder mystery, so the villain needs to have an understandable motivation, and it needed another little twist. I, honestly, couldn’t figure out the end and finally gave up and started writing and… you guessed it, the ending came and I got some amazing twists, but it got kinda out of control and is over 8,000 words long. Oops. Read it to Aleia, and boy does it twist around.

Cleaned up “Android Eve and Adam” a touch and sent it Dean. That’s 4 stories off in 4 days.  With the length of “A Long, Hard Fall” that streak will probably end  soon.

Heard back from Dean on story #2, “Daisy’s Heart.” He said very nice things about it, so perhaps something will come of this story. I’ll keep you posted.

Stats for Today

Strategies Employed: Just write.

Lessons Learned: When you don’t know what to write, just write.

Words Written: 3,850

Hours: 4.1

Stories Sent to Dean: 1

Story Summary

# Story Total Words Done?
1 Woody and June vs. the Fungus-Head Zombies 5101 Yes
2 Daisy’s Heart 5800 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 8300 No

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Robert J. McCarter

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