I’ve started working on a new short story a few weeks ago. I’m still not too sure I’m good at them, but I’ve been getting better at writing them the more I work at it. I’m going to keep with it and improve what I feel is a weakness of mine in my writing.
This new story has been a bit difficult. I hit a brick wall with it for a little while and then I decided to take it in a slightly different direction. After making that decision, I was able to get a little further into it. I’m liking where it’s going and I’m hoping that after revisions and critique it’ll be something I can truly be proud of.
I never thought that the challenge of writing short would be fun, but I’ve been enjoying it. When I wrote Etched in Steel, I had to keep it under 1,250 words. That was a challenge, but I got it done. And now I’m thinking the work paid off.