Cue heavy breathing.
So, I'll be working on short stories as I'm not sending off a rough draft of Smooth Vengeance, no matter how much I like the opening scene. I hope to write and polish three very good short stories for submission by the deadline. That means less goofing off, to put it mildly.
I will be writing each Saturday with the Wordslingers. I'm really looking forward to that, but I'm not going for speed. I want to write as well as I can. Believe it or not, I don't always do that. Often, I try to write stories that just entertain me but for these submissions, I want to really impress people. So less sex and violence and more attention to sentence structure, tone and voice.
In that vein, I just wrote 1353 words of what's intended to be a short story. The problem with that is, I just wrote 1353 words and I'm just now getting to the scene where the detective hears about the kidnapping case. Rabble. I need to get out of novel mode and into short story mode.
I'll keep writing and keep you all posted. Thanks.