Friday, September 25, 2009

Did I Say Short

The story continues to evolve as I work on this short for the Blood and Iron Anthology. I have gone from a little complex story with a hopeful word count of under 5K to something only half told and currently weighs in at 6400!

I have five scenes (so far) and only two of them are around 1000 words. The others are action scenes and pay the price arriving on the page at the normal length I would use for a chapter.

This is getting ridiculous.

I still haven't done any more on Inner Voices.

And to top things off - I wrote a totally separate flash piece as well which I'm currently sitting on trying to figure out what to do with it. The inspiration came from the CafeDoom weekly challenge Pharo sometimes competes in and I used to have a bash at at the start of this year. I had a quick look at what had been posted so far and had an idea of my own. Now I don't know if I want to put it up there, here, save it for 52 Stitches 2010, or submit it to market this year. Of course, it could be total tripe as well...and it's only 349 words in length!

So today, I've managed 4000 words...and not moved Inner Voices forward by a single letter :c(

I must find time this weekend to finish Nathan's story and work on this monster I'm creating, and get some reading done. And earlier this week I was writing about not having a plethora of ideas. I'm not complaining, not really, Mr and Mrs Writing Gods.


  1. 4K is not bad at all. It doesn't matter where it gets put. Words on the page are words on the page.

  2. I only dream of 4K in a day. If I manage 1,000, I'm lucky. Nice work.

  3. 4,000 words is awesome! And your brain is undoubtedly working on IV in the background, so when you go back to it, you'll be able to do that much better with it.

  4. OMG! Didn't you say a few days ago that you're not the type of writer who has a few ideas on the go at once. Ha! You should know not to tempt the gods.

    I haven't visited Cafe Doom in forever. Are you going to enter this years competition?

  5. It never rains but it pours.

    Cate - I don'y know about the comp. I'm not sure if I can write something short enough or suitable. We'll have to see what pops out of tha old noggin.