Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Another Writing Update

Busy week and weekend and now I'm in Kennewick on another sales trip. However, I did get a chance to try my hand at flash fiction this weekend. I put together a story of exactly 666 words in the rough draft (yeah, I thought that was interesting too) called 'Bleeding Grey.' It's a fantasy piece in the heroic vein that I currently favor. I'm not exactly sure if it fills all the criteria of a complete short story because right now it feels like quick scene within a larger work but at least I got through it.

In other news, That Second Roman Story Set Entirely in Greece still needs its last scene and I'm thinking about changing the direction I wanted it to go. That's next on the list to finish. Return of the Sword has its promotion page up and running and I'm excited to see how it turns out. Still no word from Serpentarius or Haruah regarding the stories sent to them. And that's it for now.



I like to write flash fiction as an exercise sometimes, just to warm up the writing muscles, so to speak.

If I set a timer and write for only, say, fifteen minutes, the results are often a lot of fun and help provide some interesting openers for what can become longer stories. I'm surprised at the variety of topics, settings, and eras that I've written about whenever I've just let my mind wander free.

Scriptorius Rex said...

That's kind of the process I came up with. A limited amount of time and following one idea or image and seeing where it leads.