Finished up my “catharsis” story and then went back in to cull. Managed to lop off around 1000 words, leaving it a nice, manageable 6500. Yay!
I’ve queued it up at Critters. I debated using an MPC, but I think I’d rather try to finish the Halloween story this week rather than mull over the critiques coming in.
According to my logs, this is the first story I’ve completed since early August–calculations based upon completion of zero draft, not finished product. Glah. That’s too much time. Way too much time.
But, looking at the big picture, I’m well within my goal of twelve short stories a year. This one makes my eleventh for 2002. Rah. Sort of.