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.