First, I sold audio/reprint rights for The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty to Cast of Wonders. I can’t wait to hear what they do with the story.
Then, the next day, I find out that my poem (yes, poem) Land of the Free (Haircuts) will be part of Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 2. The anthology is a partnership between the Missouri Humanities Council, Warriors Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press.
Like I said, crazy times.
My write 1 for the week was the Flash Fiction Challenge. What did I end up with? Take a look:
Comedy / a rain forest / water balloon
My first draft ended up at 999 words. I played around with it a bit, then put it away to compost overnight. I’ll take a last look later today, proof it, and send it off. I don’t know how funny it is. I think, at most, it’s lightly humorous (and that’s a stretch). But! It’s done! I did it! And it was fun to write. And really, you can’t ask for more than that.
Since that was my write 1 for the week, I spent time getting stories from my notebook into electronic form. I now have three more to shape up and send off in the near future. Plus, I started a longer short story.
All in all, not a bad week.
- Five to Freedom ~ 999 words
- Just a Matter of Time
- Filling the Space
- The Patron Saint of Lost Things ~ the editors mentioned that this did make their short list, so that was nice.
- The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty
- Land of the Free (Haircuts)