June 29, 2017

Day 29: Short Story Marathon


So I think I worked too much yesterday. I got up a little late, and made it to writing at 6:30 a.m., but couldn’t get anything going. I started several stories but I was either heading into already covered territory, or bored, or clear it would be a long story. So I gave it until 7 and switch to my day job.

At lunch I finally got an idea that drew me in and started another ghost story, “Death by Apathy.”  Finished it in the evening and it’s 3,300 words. Read it to Aleia.

Took another pass on #23, “One Last Trick.” And out it goes to Dean.

Finally got the time to send #2, “Daisy’s Heart,” out to market.

Stats for Today

Strategies Employed:  Persistence

Lessons Learned: The creative mind needs adequate sleep.

Words Written: 3,900

Hours: 4

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 2918 Yes
23 One Last Trick 4312 Yes
24 Death by Apathy 3370 No

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Robert J. McCarter

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