Sunday, February 15, 2009

Day forty-six, story eighteen

I completed my 18th short story of the year earlier today, a 6,100-word confession/romance about a woman who meets the love of her life at a garage sale where she's unloading the things her ex-husband left behind.

I started writing this story in July, 2005, and had worked on it in fits and starts ever since. I had about 3,300 words written before I picked the manuscript up again earlier this week and was finally able to put all the plot pieces together so that I could finish writing the story.

It's already on its way to an editor.

2 comments:

Nik said...

Rings bells, this. Some of my stories have gestated for years! Sometimes they become books, sometimes a better short story. The moral is, never throw out a failed or unfinished story; it just needs time to come to life.
Nik Morton (author of Pain Wears No Mask & The Prague Manuscript)

Michael Bracken said...

I have several hundred unfinished manuscri--er, works-in-progress. Everything gets completed in its own time, and I would hate to lose the files and have to start over.