Sometimes, fiction writing happens.

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.


About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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One Response to Sometimes, fiction writing happens.

  1. M. Oniker says:

    Looking forward to all the things.

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