Quick updates

Another week of work is finally over. It feels like the last couple weeks have been hectic and stressful. Things are looking up, though. I’m flying to California on Sunday, for a few days of meetings and planning. We’re just about to start rolling out new products that will make my life much easier.

I’ve managed to do a bit of new writing through all of this, both pieces of Flash Fiction during the weekly challenge. It’s been fun experimenting with dark fiction/horror and exploring some background for a future story. I have one more piece of that story to write and then revise to be one complete short instead of three connected pieces of flash. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with that yet, but it’s been a very fun and useful exercise.

The deadline for the Writers of the Future contest is coming up at the end of the month. I’m going to make a batch of revisions to one of my stories and send it off to that. I wasn’t sure if that contest was worthwhile, but I’ve done a bit of research and spoken to a few people about it and it looks like the general consensus is that it is a good thing

I’ve been switching back and forth between new stories and revising old. At some point it’s time to either toss it in a drawer because I don’t know how else to fix it or send it out into the world and hope it sticks somewhere. I’ve got a pretty clear idea of what’s broken and how to fix it, so I’m going to make one more pass at the current drafts.

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