Sunday, December 27, 2009

Story seventy-five

I just finished and will tomorrow submit my 75th short story of the year. This time it's a 4,500-word Memorial Day confession. Plot Monkey and I came up with the idea for this story and roughed out the plot on November 7. We were sitting on the bench in my front yard and we challenged ourselves to come up with a story based on something we could see in my neighborhood. What we saw, about a block away, was a group of bikers--motorcycle riders, not bicyclists--and that became the impetus for the story. Because the plot was fully formed I was able to write the entire story yesterday and today and still enjoy my third Christmas celebration, an evening out at the movies, and a couple of extra hours of sleep this morning.

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Kevin R. Tipple said...

five more to go.....

Michael Bracken said...

I'll be surprised--pleasantly surprised, perhaps--if I finish writing another short story before the end of the year. I have two other projects--an article and a brochure--that I need to work on this week, in addition to the regular editing work.

But who knows? If I plan my time well, or if these other projects go smoothly, I might be able to squeeze in one more...