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