A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had a short story I wanted to share with you, and that it needed some work. Well, I decided to abandon that story (for now; it needs a lot more work and I didn’t leave myself enough time). However, I did find a mostly complete version of another story that I can totally share.
It’s not 100% finished; I made a few tweaks but there’s a major change that should happen with this story that would completely change it (for the better, I hope).
I can’t remember where the original idea came from, but I think it started life as a novel. I have a memory of writing this for one of the National Novel Writing Months (NaNoWriMo) a few years back. I think rather than keeping it a stretched out mess, I turned it into a more manageable short story.
The result is The Wrist Watch. I’ve got it available in DRM-free ePub format that you can download directly. There’s no way this is good enough to be sold! But if you decide that you really, really want to contribute some funds, contact me privately and I’ll send you a donation link. But trust me you don’t need to.
I don’t have a big post for you today, but instead a story update. In one of my recent goal update posts I mentioned that I wanted to get back to writing some more fiction. I had the idea that I was going to share an original piece with you today, but due to time constraints that’s just not happening.
My thought process shifted to posting an older story, from one of my Google Drive folders. I have a few sitting in there, but to my dismay – they’re not really ready. There was one story in particular I was thinking about sharing, but when I opened it, I realized that I left it unfinished. There are some comments on it that I got from a writing group but I never went back to it.
I’m going to update the story in the next few weeks, and create a cover art for it and release it as an eBook. Actually, as I typed this I also found what looks like a pretty complete draft of another short story. I’ll have to read it over but I think I’m going to give that one the same treatment.
I haven’t decided whether I should try to put them up for $1 on Amazon or something; or if I’d be better off just throwing them online in a pay-what-you-want format. Either way I will make the stories available to readers of the blog in some form.
And so that I make sure the work gets done, I’m giving myself a deadline: Tuesday May 9th. If you don’t see something from me by that date, yell at me! I’m on Twitter at @stephen_g.