Longer Than I Thought

Yeah, yeah.  I know.  That’s what SHE said, right?

Ha-freaking-ha.

Ok, stupid jokes aside, I’m talking about one of my short stories.  A few weeks back, I tried out the Write Or Die web application.  Several people swear by it, but I found it to be rather annoying.  But I got about 800 words down on a heist story that I decided to keep.  I added a little to it later, but it just sat on my computer, untouched, until this weekend.  On the way back from Tahoe, I cranked out a bit more on it.  Then last night, I fired through 1,000 words.  But now I’ve got a problem.  I’m in the mid-3,000s in word count, and I’m realizing it’s going to be a LOT longer than I initially thought.  I figured 4,000 words.  Maybe 6,000.  But now it’s looking like maybe it’ll be into novelette or novella length.  Heck, it may even turn into a full novel. Not that this is a bad thing; it was just unplanned.

So I guess we’ll just see where it goes.

In the meantime, I’m sure you all are anxious to know: yes, I successfully completed the Century.  Yes, it was hard.  And yes, the weather was weird.  But that’s ok.  It was all fun, and for a good cause.

Speaking of fun, I’m trying something new next week: a guest poster.  Evelyn Lafont‘s coming over on the 13th.  She writes paranormal romance: not a genre I’ve had much interest in over all.  But I like her: she’s smart, funny, and pulls no punches.  So I figured I’d try her book, and I gotta say it was a fun, quick read.  We’ve hit it off on Facebook and Twitter, and when she announced she was looking to do guest posts for a blog tour, I offered, even though this blog is pretty small-time.  So next week, she’ll be here to share some of her thoughts.  Should be fun.