Thursday, December 16, 2010

Short Story Priority

So I think that, if I have no new story ideas when I finish Weirs, I might go into short story mode. I haven’t written a short story in a while, and I’m not very good at it, so it’s something I should practice.

Any short stories (or short story writing advice) any of you recommend?

ATM, my post-Weirs priorities look like this:

1. Short stories
2. YA reading extravaganza to boost my brain power for writing in the genre
3. Destroying (and possibly rebuilding) the plot line for The Raimos
4. Weir revisions

On another note, almost done with Lion of Senet. Pretty good so far, so I feel super bad for the main character and I want to flay Marqel Apollo-style. Wench.

Excerpt of the day:

“Remind me why I’m doing this again?”

Teague stood at the edge of the meat markets in Regal Whittip’s district, her back pressed to the side of a store that sold bucket loads of freshwater fish from the Lyfa River. She wore a shawl over her head, both to hide herself and to keep the cool autumn air off her neck. She wrapped one end of it over her nose and mouth—the smell of the sun-baking fish made her stomach churn.

“Because,” Tock answered, “
My Gloom is still a stiff secret. Surely you don’t expect me to jeopardize that. I could never show my face in public again! Those new cufflinks I bought will never receive the admiration they so rightfully deserve—”
Weirs, chapter 8

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