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Old 06-12-2009, 02:07 PM   #166
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:57 PM   #167
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Just today broke 100,000 words on my new novel. Probably have a third to a quarter left. (None of my novels are huge.)
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:41 PM   #168
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Just today broke 100,000 words on my new novel. Probably have a third to a quarter left. (None of my novels are huge.)
These days, it's all about conservation. No words wasted!
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:06 PM   #169
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:12 PM   #170
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These days, it's all about conservation. No words wasted!

I was only just wondering about that. I love the short story more than any other form. I'm more willing to write a short story, read one, and even pay money for a short story collection, than any other form of fiction. I wonder, as our lives become more hectic, as our leisure time increases but we have more demands from more sources, will the short story find a prominence?

I'm hoping so, because a good short story can last with you just as long as any novel.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #171
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Yes, Moejoe. Although, Atlas Hugged was supposed to be a collection of connected short stories, so that's almost a novel. I guess each story would still stand on it's own, though.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:55 PM   #172
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Yes, Moejoe. Although, Atlas Hugged was supposed to be a collection of connected short stories, so that's almost a novel. I guess each story would still stand on it's own, though.
Oh most definitely My hero, Ray Bradbury, made his name on such 'collected' shorts, that were then called 'Novels'. One of his most celebrate works "The Martian Chronicles", is nothing more than a series of short stories placed together in a sequence. He also did this with 'The Illustrated Man' "From the Dust Returned" and to a lesser extent "Dandelion Wine" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes". The best of both worlds, I suppose
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:47 PM   #173
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I am getting close to finishing the first story in Tales of the Ragoon. It is also a collection of short stories (at least they were supposed to be short) that have a common theme. The first story is "Sam's Winnings." It deal with the consequences that happen after a boy bets and loses his sister in a poker game. It's just a joke. But the mercantile aliens don't see it that way.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:10 PM   #174
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Just got the climax of my latest novel down on paper! Whew! --what a rush!
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:16 PM   #175
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Congrats! I bet that's a weight lifted.

I've been so busy at work that I haven't had much time to devote to copying my work from handwritten to digital format. Maybe I'll have some time next week.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:11 AM   #176
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I've been so busy at work that I haven't had much time to devote to copying my work from handwritten to digital format.
I don't know how people write longhand anymore. I spend so much time revising in realtime, not just at the point in the story that I'm working on, but going back all the way to the opening, that my pages would be unreadable mush by the time I got to the end!

Of course, I still have to execute my closing. And then this is essentially the finished draft, which means going back and polishing-slash-proofing it to be final. But I'll be home most of this week, so I expect to get quite a bit of that done by this time next Monday.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:51 PM   #177
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I'm working on a dead cat short story, from a collection I've titled, The Dead Cat Stories. I haven't actually titled the story yet, but the book title seems quite right, as I find these animals both creepy and scary. However, all things end happily....if you get my drift.

I'm about 1/2 way through it, but end of Term Week is happening right now and the little brats are getting restless and antsy, so I haven't written anything in two days.

There's nothing more endearing than when one of these crazy kids comes up to you and says, "Have a good vacation, Mr. [name deleted by me]" and then kisses you on the cheek. That's a custom here in Peru, but I'll tell you -- it scared the living, holy crap out of me the first time that it occurred. Now, it's just a normal activity.

Anyway, back to DEAD things: I hope to finish the short story during vacation.


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Old 07-13-2009, 04:55 PM   #178
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I'm just having a bit of trouble reconciling "Seriously:" with that sentence, Don. But I look forward to reading it!
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Finished "Tales of the Ragoon-Sam's Winnings." Now to edit and decide what to do with it. Thinking of Smashwords and Amazon.
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Starting to plot out the next story in "Tales of the Ragoon." Calling this one "Kate's Movie Star."

"What? You're giving me to someone? You're giving me to someone that I have never met?" she asked angrily.
"You have met him," responded the alien. "He is right there."
Kate turned to glare at the man sitting on the other end of the couch. He smiled weakly and shrank back. Kate turned back to the lizard.
"Why are you doing this?" she demanded. "I was just having a night out. I was only a few miles from my home. My Dad doesn't care if I go out. He probably didn't even know that I was gone."
"You were fifteen miles from your home, you did not have your Comprehensive Personal License with you, and you are right. Not only did you not have a note from your owner, your owner did not even know that you were missing, and he has not been aware of your absence for five days."
That last part stung. Had her father not even known that she was missing? She knew that she was not a son, and that he considered his sons his pride and joy, but did she mean that little to her father?
"I'm an American," she responded bravely. "I'm a free person and I won't be anyone's possession. I'll never understand you barbaric beings."
The alien leaned forward menacingly. Kate pressed back against the seat.
"You are lucky that you are not on your way to the moon. Do you understand that?" It's voice had changed. There was a dangerous quality to it that Kate had not detected until now. Maybe she was just imagining it. Whatever the reason, Kate swallowed and then nodded.
"When you see my assistant again, you may thank her that you are still on this planet. Now get out of my office. Someone will be sent to escort you to your transportation." The Ragoon waved them away.
The man lifted a hand. "Before I go, may I ask if I can get my car back soon?"
The alien gave him a menacing look. "Are you speaking of the car that you were driving when you almost killed me and my assistant and this girl? At this moment, it is a large, what do you humans call it, paperweight that is sitting on a dock in Oakland, waiting to be shipped to China."
"You crushed a Maserati?" asked the stunned man.
"Into a very small block of metal," the alien responded with a touch of satisfaction in it's mechanical voice. In a daze, the man followed Kate out the door.
Outside of the alien’s office, Kate rounded on the man. "I don't care what they say. I am not your property."
The man held up his hands. "Hey, I know that. I'm just as much of an American as you are."
"And don't try to...to take liberties with my body," Kate said as her face reddened.
The man snorted, "Take liberties with your body? Geeze kid, what century are you from? Here's some news. Girls these days say, 'Don't try anything. That's if they don't use the F word."
So Kate used the word, after looking around to make sure that her father wasn't around by some weird unlucky chance.
The man sighed. "Look, kid, let's back up a little. What's your name?"
Kate scowled. "My name is Kate Garcia, and I'm not a kid. I'm seventeen." Well, I will be in a couple of days, she thought.
"My mistake," the man responded politely. "My name is Runyon Silverstar." He smiled and waited. Kate gave him an impersonal nod. He frowned and waited. She looked bored. He stared at her.
"You don't know who I am, do you?" he said.
Kate lifted her nose. "Should I?" she asked in a sacccarin voice.
"I'm a famous movie star," he said indignantly. "I was the lead in three movies. I was up for a part in 'MacKenzie's Rock!'"
"Never heard of it," sniffed Kate as she lied. "Never heard of you, either." This was the truth.
"Geeze, where have you been hiding?" Runyon grumbled. "Under a rock?"
"So sorry, Your Greatness," responded Kate sarcastically.
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