You may be pleased to know that the reason yesterday’s “Writing Glitch” post was so late is that my clone was using the computer (we have to share one — mine died last summer), working on a new short story.
Actually, we were working on a new short story.
That one I’ve been struggling with for quite a while, trying to figure out how to expand and complete it? Well, my clone had an excellent idea for that, and yesterday he just sat down and started typing. Not long after, he’d added about two thousand words to the story, giving context to what I’d already written and integrating it with the bigger picture. It is now a real story instead of merely a pretty good description of a situation. There’s still work to be done in fleshing out the early parts of the story, but we may have it finished, all the way through final edits, in a few more days.
The story is about one of the secondary characters in Project Brimstone (among other things) before he appears in that novel.
You may also be pleased to know that we will probably offer this short story as a freebie for people who sign up for my clone’s author newsletter, or follow his blog, or something. (He doesn’t have an author newsletter yet, but I think I’ve convinced him it’s a good idea and even necessary.) At any rate, short fiction is free.