Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 29th Update


With a little bit of inspiration this evening, I pounded out 2,200 words of a new short story. It's a little bit shorter than many pieces of short fic I write. Typically, a story comes in around 5,000 words or so. This one is about 3,000 words in length.

Sometimes the shorter ones are harder to write because you have so much that you're trying to pack in and fewer words to say it. However, in its current form, this is a fairly complex piece from a first-person perspective. I don't think a reader would make it through 5,000 words for this one...it would be too dense.

Funny how the shorter stuff can be the most challenging! At least the word count tonight puts me firmly in the "Average Night" category!

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