Short story is FINISHED, and other writing stuff

The revisions still need to be read and approved by the coauthor, but I think I’m finally finished with that short story I’ve been struggling with — the one that’s a tie-in of sorts for Project Brimstone. We’ll probably offer it as a freebie.

Yesterday, in what started out as fragmented conversation (complete with a matched set of anxiety attacks) about writer’s block, my clone and I ended up discussing plot lines for the next Tebrey novel. Something was said about the ancient station discovered above the gas giant in Cedeforthy’s system; something was said about finding bodies there. Oh, joy — more difficulties for the good guys. Just what every writer wants in a plot. And no, that’s not sarcasm. You know how I love dramatic irony…


About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live 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 eight cats. 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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6 Responses to Short story is FINISHED, and other writing stuff

  1. Congratulations. Always great to finish something and then begin conceptualizing, envisioning and plotting another. Cheers.

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    • This story SHOULD have been easy. I knew everything that happened in it; I just had to write it down in a way that other people would want to read. The biggest trouble for me, I think, is that I’d originally written it as a fragment rather than a complete story, and I’d “fallen in love with the underpainting,” so I was hesitant to cover that up with a more detailed picture — I mean, story. (I have a degree in art and was an art teacher for a short while. To me, metaphors derived from painting/drawing/sculpture seem a natural way to describe some aspects of writing.) I didn’t want to lose the narrative voice from the fragment. Still not sure I managed to double the word count and flesh out the story while also (telling the calculated lies of fiction… um, sorry, that’s someone else’s quote, but it’s your fault — you started it with your Amber-esque short story and your song of the day that reminded me of the ‘Looking Glass Bar’ scene in the beginning of Sign of Chaos) maintaining a narrative style appropriate for a first-person story through the eyes of that character. AND making sure he didn’t end up sounding like one of the characters from “that novel.”

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  2. J.R. Handley says:

    Congrats on finish the story!

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