June 30, 2017

Day 30: Short Story Marathon


Finished up “Death by Apathy” and sent it off. That makes 24 stories out the door in 30 days! Aleia really liked this one, but I didn’t think much of it yesterday. A little time away, another pass through, and one small flourish at the end, and I like it now. It’s a nice addition to the series.

Started a new story, “Face of Clay” (tentative title), #25. It’s 5,100 words long. I had a flash of an odd image last night and ran with it. It’s more than I bargained for today, in terms of length, but  it’s done. It’s interesting and turned out differently than I expected. Read it to Aleia and off tomorrow.

I wanted to do a month roundup on this challenge so far, but no time tonight. Only five more stories, so that finish line is getting close.

Stats for Today

Strategies Employed:  Massage (Aleia gave me one last night and I am in a much better mood today)

Lessons Learned: Follow the story, see what happens. At the worst, it’s practice.

Words Written: 5,200

Hours: 4.9

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 3373 Yes
25 Face of Clay 5100 No

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Robert J. McCarter

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