Wednesday, July 29, 2009

WIP Wednesday

I actually started a story this evening, one I've been thinking about for a while. It's for the Shadows of the Emerald City antho, and if I want to submit there, I need to finish the story, edit it, polish it, and send it by Friday. I am so not going to make it.

Anyway, I had planned to write the whole thing tonight--it's going to be pretty short, hopefully around 2,000 words--but of course I had to watch four hours of Ghost Hunters instead. Hopefully tomorrow night I'll have time to finish it.

Basically that's all I've done all week except for that tiny flash story I wrote Monday. On the other hand, my mom sold her first piece of fiction today, a flash piece called "Turkey Shoot," to Ruthless Peoples Magazine. [I'd link to them too but their website seems to be down right now.--nm, they're back, and Natalie L. Sin has a story in the current issue too!] Anyway, hurray for my mom! Now I just need to badger her into writing more stories, since she has now sold 100% of the stories she's written.

7 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Awesome for your mom! And hurray for Ghosthunters, too. All your post about them has "forced" me to dust off my DVD collection.

BT said...

Yay, mum!

Is she going to start a blog as well? Or just share yours?

I've just finished reading Issue 6 which has Nat's story in it. Good mag with a good standard of prose within - I shall look forward to reading your mums.

I've never watched Ghosthunters, but then if I start now, I'll have no writing time left.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Woot for mom! I remember trying to encourage my mom to write, but she never would. She just liked to point out all the errors in my stuff.

I'd like to get something completed by Friday night as well, and it ain't looking too good.

Ghost Hunters can be very addicting. For a show where nothing really happens, it is somehow strangely compelling.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Congratulations to your mum, and good luck with the story.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Yeah, great bit of news KC.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Awesome news for your mom!

K.C. Shaw said...

Aaron--I'm eventually going to end up with the DVDs, I can tell. There are too many good episodes.

BT--She actually has her own blog, she just doesn't update very often anymore.

Beware of Ghost Hunters! The time eater!

Jameson--I think it's because something might happen at any time! Maybe! And I like those two plumber guys; they seem like nice people who just happen to have a really weird hobby.

Cate, Alan, and Jamie--thanks!