I’m not sure what to do with the short story that BCS rejected. It IS dark with a doomed and unsympathetic protagonist. But it’s not badly done. I wonder if there’s a pro-paying mag out there that might take something with sex, death and the like? Hmm. Well, if not, I still think it’s a good story. Just not a happy one.
Tonight I’m going to try hard to get more Angel Odyssey done. The chapter I finished has a couple of POV issues that I ‘fixed’ but I’m wondering if a re-write might be better than the nip and tuck work I did. It was one of the longer chapters and my throat was dry by the time I was done reading it aloud.
It’s interesting how different things sound when you read them aloud. The dialog is helped immensely by it but some of the internal stuff and the dialog tags themselves do not translate well. Most stories are not read aloud and I don’t think they all should be. Some things sound better inside our heads or on the page. That can’t be all bad, after all, very few of us read aloud all the time.