I’m not a writing guru but…

subs: 2 reject: o Damn, wish I had more rejections. Revised The Creative down to 5,943 words. Feels solid. The core, the meaning, of the story finally screamed out to me. In a few weeks I’ll give it a final run through and see if I still feel the same. Tomorrow I’ll start a newContinue reading “I’m not a writing guru but…”

a not so distant future where one struggles for gasoline

Finished Kharma Part 12 revisions. Working on two short story revisions this week (MiLK and White Elephant in the Blue Room). Both are just about 5k words so that’s different lately. Tried to find some markets to submit to and failed. Nothing in my pay rate. As planned for June, I want to get inContinue reading “a not so distant future where one struggles for gasoline”

Sorry.  No talking bugs or anuses.

Just about done with 3rd part of Kharma part 12 revisions. Nothing much to say. I must sound like a broken record. Writing about writing is not very exciting. Not like the movie Naked Lunch. Sorry.  No talking bugs or anuses. No spies. No Interpol. No drug taking. My life is boring. The words inContinue reading “Sorry.  No talking bugs or anuses.”

Even years from now they may mesh

More work on third chunk of Kharma part 12. Ideas/threads to carry over into future stories pop up in my head as I edit along. I write them down in my little book for later. Bits for the next story or even the third or tenth story down. Can’t stress enough to a new writersContinue reading “Even years from now they may mesh”

people have more business than they need than to be annoyed by a bunch of weirdos

Started the 3rd block of Kharma part 12, pages 80 – 120 today. Should be done with it on Friday. Don’t plan on doing any writing on Thurs. Have to see my son get an award at school and then take my wife to work. Finished the second draft of the short story over theContinue reading “people have more business than they need than to be annoyed by a bunch of weirdos”

I only need to be burned once to learn a lesson

Started working on pages 40-80 of Kharma part 12 (for sake of not calling it ‘a short story that turned into novel’). Still going well. Decided to hold off on other short story revisions until next week so I can catch up on do other things. Friday I have a lot of family related stuffContinue reading “I only need to be burned once to learn a lesson”

Too Much Information. Not Politically Correct. Whatever.

Started revising this Kharma short story that turned into a novel. Going well. I wrote a solid draft so I don’t see it giving me much trouble. Revising second short that was requested for revision. Think I should have it done in two more days and then out. Was originally 1k and now it hasContinue reading “Too Much Information. Not Politically Correct. Whatever.”