June 27, 2017

Day 27: Short Story Marathon


Busy day, but managed to get #21, “Woody and June vs. the Ex” out the door to Dean.

Wrote a short sci-fi story called, “Article Seventeen.” It’s #22 and at 2,800 words is a much better length.

Took a few minutes and entered the changes into #2, “Daisy’s Heart” from my proofreader. A bunch of commas, a few tense goofs, and that was most of it. It was in good shape (btw, a good proofreader is a great thing to have, makes you look much better). Going to send it to market tomorrow.

Stats for Today

Strategies Employed:  Writing in the dark.

Lessons Learned: Every story seems like a little miracle when it snaps into shape.

Words Written: 3,100

Hours: 4.75

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 8475 Yes
10 Fitz’s Second Chance 2800 Yes
11 Fake Jake 1565 Yes
12 With Light Years Between Us 4670 Yes
13 Life and a Starling 2278 Yes
14 Dancing Kite 1524 Yes
15 Jump in Time 8768 Yes
16 Death by Vodka 2100 Yes
17 Death by Cookie 4094 Yes
18 Ela and the Naiad 3655 Yes
19 Is Anyone Receiving This? 1717 Yes
20 Breathing in the Stars 2400 Yes
21 Woody and June vs. the Ex 10232 Yes
22 Article Seventeen 2800 No

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Robert J. McCarter

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