(September 14 – 20)

Managed a few more hundred words on the science fiction story this week, but took a break over the weekend to tidy up a slightly older story. It’s one that’s already had a few edits, but the [dis]advantage of coming back to a story after several months have passed is that you see all the minor flaws and blemishes right away.

In this instance most of the work was in getting the language to flow a bit more smoothly, but I also excised a two-paragraph chunk that was clearly getting in the way (in fact, it so obviously clogged things up that I’m amazed it survived this long).

Anyway, the fresh draft was done and submitted off to a magazine. I don’t fancy my chances too greatly, but it’s always good to have a story or two in play—and it would be super cool if this particular publication picked it up.