Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Piscis Draft 1 is Finished!

Yesterday I finished the first draft of my short story, Piscis, which will be my next WotF entry. It's about 3k shorter than Edradorn's Hammer and I think more to the tastes of WotF (AKA I've actually been reading winning stories from the contest and have a better feel for what the judges like). Not saying that this is placing, but I'm slightly more confident.

I have some story elements I need to tweak, which will help with the problem that slapped me in the face when I wrote the ending. Man, short story endings are not my forte--my EH readers can attest to that. But hopefully draft two will fix the problem for this one.

If I submit this within the next two weeks, what quarter would I be entering in? I really have no idea. I'm not the sharpest crayon in the cookie jar.

ANYWAY, I'm super excited to work on this story, which is a good sign--I just have to find time to work on it! (I also happened to forget my lunch today, therefore I went out to purchase something, which sucked up lunch break time and therefore means no revising. Poop.*)

*Yes, I used what free time I had to blog. Judge away.


  1. Congrats! Good luck on the contest!

  2. You never let me read anything of yours :/

  3. Site says, "The Contest has four quarters, beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1. The year will end on September 30."

    So, you'll be in the fourth quarter!

    Congrats and good luck! My goal is to get an entry in for the fourth quarter, as well...but we'll see how that goes. It'd be funny if you and I submit every other quarter so we're never competing against each other :p

  4. Anonymous, how can I let you read if I don't know who you are? ;)

    Laura, you should submit, there's still two months left! I want to beat you fair and square. (Kidding, kidding.)

    Thanks for the luck, guys!