Last night I submitted "Geeks Gone Amok" for the Scalzi/Wheaton fanfiction contest.
At ten cents a word, I felt obligated to give it a go. The contest vexed me greatly, but I think I managed to get a few laughs. insatia
didn't get the Scalzi jokes, which is OK. Fanfiction is for fans. http://whatever.scalzi.com/2010/05/30/fanfic-contest/
I also finished off "Recovery" last night. This story took me two years to write. I think it taps out at 2,400 words. I was inspired by this story: http://www.impactlab.com/2007/12/01/indonesian-tree-man-has-bark-like-growths/insatia
poked me again and reminded me that it is time for me to start my next novel.
I wrote Abigail's Dragon / Dreams in the Dragon's House from 2006 to 2007.
I wrote Dylan and the Dream Pirates from 2008 to 2009.
It is time for a new story. The problem is that I have something like eight different and interesting (to me at least) concepts and ideas. I've spent a month going back and forth trying to figure out which one to tackle next.
Last night, I remember the writing exercise I used for the Short Story group. I'm going to take a week and write as many first paragraphs for a book that I can for each of the various ideas that I have in my brain and the one that excites me the most shall be the one. And with any luck, I'll write this one much faster.