Four weeks

tomorrow marks four weeks since I finished A God Grown Old.  couple that with the fact that there are significant chunks of the novel I can’t recall offhand, and I think it’s time to start reading it on my Kindle.

on the advice of Jill, my writing partner in 50 Unexplainable Stories and Other Tales, I’m going to read it once through just as a reader.  I may jot down some notes, but for the most part I’m just concentrating on how the story feels.  (not the feels.  those do exist though.  I did cry writing at least two of the scenes.)  thank goodness for Kindle, or else I would be so tempted to make wording changes…

mls-classics:

alifeofunorganizedtime:

I have a fantastic list of one-liner ideas collected over the years. every time I look at one, a fully-realized world springs into my head. I don’t commit to any of them, though. I stare at the list and wish I had more time, even while I waste it scrolling up and down and up and down.

universe, grant me the patience to stick with good ideas, and the wisdom to know which ones suck.

You know the solution, even if you don’t want to hear it.

Start writing. If it sucks, even if you’ve written 10,000 words, salvage what you can and scrap.

You can never know if it’ll be good or not until it’s done.

but Tooooooooommmmmmmm

I have a fantastic list of one-liner ideas collected over the years. every time I look at one, a fully-realized world springs into my head. I don’t commit to any of them, though. I stare at the list and wish I had more time, even while I waste it scrolling up and down and up and down.

universe, grant me the patience to stick with good ideas, and the wisdom to know which ones suck.

I’m pretty proud of my short story titles this year.
  • The Verghese Magic
  • The Gnat
  • Oswellian Nightmare
  • Death As a Salesman
  • Hallucinogen
  • Mae Gordon’s Original Insane Moving Pedestal
  • Rhyme and Punishment
  • The Boxing Bride
  • The Warden
  • Death Masks
  • The Twelfth Maiden
  • Hodmandod
  • Someday, Someday
  • The Quiddity of Mr. Christmas
  • The Goats of Gabberly
  • Hoover Hawg of Eden
  • Playing at Puppets
  • The Visitor
  • Being Brave
  • The Seed
  • Sealed
  • The Doorkeeper
  • The Electra Bind
  • Conch Girl in the Bonehouse: A Love Story for One
  • Into the Night Go the Foxes

there are probably others? but these were the ones in the year-long project 50 Unexplainable Stories. for those who haven’t read them: what titles grab your attention? for those who have: which did you like best?