Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Short Story Update

April 25th, 2012

The short story I talked about a few days ago has undergone some revision. It’s crept up in length (of course) and is now 5,900 words. I would have liked it shorter, but I’m not going to complain too much. It’s “done” to the extent that if I don’t rustle up a good beta reader in the next day or two, I’ll probably give in to the temptation to just send it off un-vetted.

The protagonist of this story is proving rather troublesome. He’s in my head, lobbying for his own novel now that I’ve messed up his nice life — and I have to admit I’m tempted, despite all the other projects I’m supposed to be working on.

Posted on: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
Categories: Short Stories, Writing.
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2 Responses to “Short Story Update”

  1. Glen Says:

    And where does one rustle up _untested_ beta readers? You do have friends here (just look back to those who gave you “instant” Amazon reviews).

  2. Linda Says:

    Thank you! You (and others) will likely get requests down the road. This is just a little story and has gone out to a couple readers. It’s funny, because I’m only now realizing that I’m much more comfortable with other writers being first readers–I guess because they know all about mistakes and rewriting. 😉