Thursday, February 05, 2009

Day thirty-six, story thirteen

I finished my 13th story of the year earlier this evening. I started writing it in July, 2007, when I saw a call for an anthology titled Hardboiled Horror, but I all I wrote at the time was the opening scene. I picked the unfinished manuscript up a few weeks ago when I thought I knew what I wanted to do with the story. At that point, I had no clear idea of what market I might target. I'd already roughed out a draft when, on January 27, I saw the call for submissions to the MWA's latest anthology and had an Aha! moment. I had my target market. And that's where the 4,000-word manuscript is headed as soon I finished printing all six copies.


Kevin R. Tipple said...

I'm guessing this is a closed anthology unless sone is a member?

Michael Bracken said...

Yes, it's another of the MWA's members-only anthologies. Half the contributions are from well-known members who were invited to contribute; the other half are chosen in a blind "competition."

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I thought as much. I am giving serious consideration to taking a little of the small amount we got via IRS refund and joining.