Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I Wonder

Finished writing Eyes of The Alley last week, the short horror story. It is, I think, good. Not great, not my best work, but it is a story, and it is horror, and I am told it is coherent. I have some slight edits to do and some additional clarifications to make, but it is about a week from being sent off to the publisher.

This was my first venture into short fiction, and man, is it a different discipline. Harder with regard to getting characterizations in, yet easier with regard to consistency errors that creep into longer pieces. Everything must count, and drive things forward. This is a good discipline to learn, I think, as it reinforces good habits for writing novels.

I think I might do some more.


1 comment:

  1. I always say, the story writes itself, whether it's short or long. I am merely the scrivener to my muse, and only when she's speaking to me.

    When I'm all caught up, I'd love to read your story!