And relax!

January 11, 2009 at 9:37 pm (Writing) (, , )

I am sleepy. I have written 3,577 words today. When I started, I didn’t think that this story would be so long, but I don’t think I’m even halfway through. Josephine the Klepto Granny obviously has a lot to say…


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Short on time, short attention span – short story!

February 29, 2008 at 1:47 pm (Reading, Writing) (, , )

I had a sudden revelation the other day – I’m just not ready to write a novel.  I’ve never written any fiction longer than 5,000 words, I don’t have a lot of free time, and I’m finding the task so daunting that I’m procrastinating like a world champion.  The solution – write short stories!  My brain is buzzing with ideas and it will satiate my (nearly) instant gratification cravings.

I also want to read more short story collections.  I really think it’s an overlooked genre.  I adored Dave Eggers’ collection and Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things is next on my list.  Any other recommendations?

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