Out for an early run today–the heat wave making it too hot to run later, even up here on the mountain–and the pieces of “Jump it Time” floated around my mind, tempting me. So, back to it today and not on the back burner as I thought yesterday. Stories have a way of doing that to me; it’s best to pay attention to the ones that won’t leave you alone.
Found the end of it and it sure turned out different than I first thought it would. It’s broader and more complicated emotionally and plot-wise than the other “In Time” stories. At 8,700 words it is far too long for this challenge. Must go for short tomorrow. Read it to Aleia and she really liked it.
Did another very quick pass on “Dancing Kite,” my emergency story from yesterday. It’s a simple, contemporary story that I kinda like now that I have a bit of distance. No idea if it’s salable, we’ll see what Dean thinks. The streak is up to double digits at 10 now.
Stats for Today
Strategies Employed: Paid attention to the story knocking around my head and trusting.
Lessons Learned: You never know were a story will take you.
Words Written: 3,900
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||8700||No|