Back to the scifi story I started last night, this one has a good, solid title: “With Light Years Between Us.” Made some progress early, but something wasn’t right. Realized I was writing too distant and was not including my protagonist’s complicated emotions. This uses a scifi concept to put into relief some very human stuff, so emotions are important. Went back and put that in and it started feeling right. Hit the end this evening and read it to Aleia. I think I want to try tweak the end, but it’s almost there.
Sent “Fake Jake” to Dean. 7 in the last 7 days. Which is amazing. I didn’t think this kind of pace was even possible when I started.
Stats for Today
Strategies Employed: Used some research that didn’t work for an early story.
Lessons Learned: The emotions of the point of view character need to be clear. Writing gets to be in the heads of your characters, so go deep.
Words Written: 3,400
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 the Light Years Between Us||4410||No|