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revision crazy

Well, I’m still on schedule for my 10 short stories this month; SAD #2 is in progress and so long as I hit it before the 9th, I’m still on schedule. Revisions on the other hand, are running rampant thanks to the upcoming Sword & Sorceress deadline. I was going to submit my Nighthunter story, but I realized I had a story that was much better suited:Hunting the Reds. Yes, that’s the story I wrote on Monday. Granted it’s short and mostly in really good shape plotwise and characterwise… but still. 🙂 I have to try. So I’ve giten it two passes, and there is one more thing I’m considering changing about it, but I’m not entirely sure at this moment. I’ll take today to think about it. Maybe outline the ending in its current version vs the possible version.

And I still also have to finish Nighthunter revisions. Which is fine. I have 2 – 5 days in which Ms. Waters will review my story and either accept (hopefully!) or reject it and then I can submit Nighthunter for a second chance if needed. We’ll play that one as it goes, but I’m really thinking Hunting the Red would fit their publication perfectly. I just have to hope she thinks so too.

SAD # 1: Hunting the Reds

One down, nine more to go. I played with the prompt for this one on Saturday, kind of got a novel idea out of it, but I really didn’t like one of the elements to write more than one story on a “male prostitute”. So I ditched it. I started losing hope for the rest of the challenge. But then it hit me what I needed to do.

The prompt I selected gave me four elements: character, item, setting, and theme. I kept the theme. (innocence) It might not count for a generated prompt story, but every third story can be a non-prompt inspired story. I may have to count this one in that category.

What did I write about, you ask? Well, it’s fantasy. And the biggest innocence reference in fantasy is unicorns. So I wrote a story about an evil unicorn. He’s Red.