Thursday, April 25, 2013

What I'm Working On Now: End of April to Early May

Greetings from the land of continual winter!
(This is from April 22nd, if you're wondering)

Here's what I'm currently up to...

I am still editing each section of the afore mentioned short story, but I'm mainly working on my next short story named . . . well, I haven't figured that part out yet. Trying to think of a title has kept me from writing so often that I usually figure out the title toward the end or after finishing a story.  Right now I'm working a short story that I plan to submit to the Sword and Laser anthology. I heard about it from a Facebook post by the author Patrick Rothfuss, and I thought I'd give it a try. 

I have about half of the story typed by now, and I'm liking how it's turning out. The interesting thing is, I'm using a plot that I intended to use for my next book, and it's been tricky translating that into a story that can't be longer than 7500 words. It's a good writing exercise though, and anything that gives me an extra reason to write can't be half bad. If it doesn't get into the anthology, I'll just release it free here, on my site. 

So, anybody have thoughts about submitting stories to anthologies or writing competitions? I have a 100% acceptance rate right now (one for one). Maybe I should just retire while I'm on top . . .