Wednesday, July 8, 2009

WIP Wednesday: Standard-Bearer & Little Sparrow

I've almost finished "Standard-Bearer," which is flopping all over the place and way too long, but hey, it's almost done. I'm glad, because I'm tired of short fiction. Both Little Sparrow and the still-unnamed new project are pulling at me something fierce. I hope this means my subconscious has been working on both.

I have been thinking (consciously) about Little Sparrow on and off lately. Originally, Sparrow and Hildy were going to leave town after Sparrow witnesses a murder, but the second I got them out of town the plot just dropped dead. That's why I stopped working on it; obviously, I've got to figure out why my plot isn't plotting. Now I'm starting to wonder if they need to stay in town after all, at least long enough to get into worse trouble.

8 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

I am jealous of your way-too long. I yearn for that problem and refuse to admit, I'm writing a novella. :)

Jeremy Kelly said...

Everything I write is way too long. Let's all write novels, shall we?

K.C. Shaw said...

Oh, if only you could see how very horrible this story is, you wouldn't be jealous. Also, the market I want to send it to has an upper limit of 5,000 words.

K.C. Shaw said...

Jeremy--awesome, we posted at exactly the same time!

I agree, we should all write novels.

Jamie Eyberg said...

The part of my brain that is focused on short fiction seems to have withered and died sometime this year. I can only focus on writing books right now.

K.C. Shaw said...

My brain has just turned to mush in general.

Aaron Polson said...

Way to long? I wish. I'm worried about squeezing 60K out of my latest project without adding filler.

K.C. Shaw said...

You can have some of the wordage I trim from my story. Add it to yours to make up the wordcount. Oh wait, did you want it to make sense too? :)