I wasted a week revising an article into the trash. I haven’t written that many articles, and I thought this one was neat, until I read it aloud. Good concept, spectacularly awful delivery. Note to self: need more non-fiction practice. And with enough time wasted, I moved forward and back to the fiction.
My current projects are first and foremost a short story I’m writing for the Triangulation anthology. Last Contact being the them makes me instantly think Science Fiction, along the lines of a First Contact gone horribly wrong. So I will most definitely NOT be writing that. It is science fiction, but it doesn’t touch aliens. A beautiful city with sculptures and art of glass, streaming colors across the city by day, and capturing the stars by night. Except one woman’s life is about to go horribly horribly wrong. The working title is “Surrender” but I think it’ll change.
I’m also preparing to get back into the novel. To write 40k this month is going to be tough, but maybe not impossible. I might take my laptop on the trip to NY next week, or I might take a notebook and many pens. I’m ok with transcription.
Off to torture my characters now. Hope you’re having a good writing week.