Work in Progress: August 16, 2019

My six story anthology is off to the editor. Depending on how much work needs to be done, I’ll share more about it soon. If it’s a mess and there’s too much work, I won’t saying anything about it. I should do a post on when to seek an editor and of which type.

I reworked a story that received a personal rejection and critique. After a final read-through that should be off to a different market next week. Submissions need to keep circulating until they find a home.

I sketched a new short story in which a war has lasted a decade but is in its final stages and a new empire is emerging. It’s about the warriors who fight to resist and remember those they have lost. It has a bit of interesting magic too.

This is the first new story that wasn’t part of last year’s NaNoWriMo 50k worth of stories. I’m debating whether to do that again this year. It was a great way to build up material. But if I do it, I can’t neglect other projects for a month. That means writing twice the daily word count.