Saturday, July 19, 2008

Finished a Draft

9100 words, 42 pages, about a month of my writing time -- I finally got to the end of my new short story. "Short" story.

The end needs more attention to makes sure I've got everything I need, and I'll want to look for some good places to cut. For practical reasons, it would be nice to get this down to 7500 words, even 7000, but I doubt I'll be able to get it that lean. I've got to think about a title. Right now it's still called "Katie,' which won't do.

Then I'll put it away to mellow, while I draft the other story I have going. Yay!


  1. Congrats, man! Let me know if need a reviewer (though I prolly won't get to it for a week or so, as we're on vacation starting tommorah).

  2. Have fun vacating, Mike!

    Thanks for the offer. I'm not ready to show it to anyone yet, but I'll let you know.