Writing in Public: Day 16, Month 04

Well, the next revision of “You Are My Brothers” is finished, but it still isn’t to where I like. Maybe that adage of art never being finished is true and I will just have to abandon the tale at some point. I’m going to set it aside for the time being and look at it wish fresh eyes come next week. I really want to do it justice, and it could just be my skills as a writer aren’t quite where they need to be in order to pull it off.

I had this happen with the short story “Sublease” that I was working on earlier this year. It’s a story I’ve been wanting to write for a couple of years, yet every time I’ve written – and finished – a draft it is never what I originally set it out to be.

This weekend and the first part of next week will largely be devoid of writing. There are a lot of outdoor activities going on this weekend, and next week I have a bit of work to catch up on. When I get back into the saddle there are a few stories I want to try and get finished by month’s end. Penumbra has an interesting theme this month (“Pain) as does Crossed Genres (“Typical”) amongst a few others.

  • Blog Posts: 248
  • Planning and outlining: 000
  • Short Fiction: 6500
  • Novel Fiction: 000
  • Salable words: 000

Total Fiction for Month: 24,127

Total Salable for Month: 3,500

Total Fiction for Challenge Year: 153,604

Total Salable for Challenge Year: 36,034

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