My second and final "short" story for 2013 is now complete and available for free on the A Single Sentence page of this site. Entitled 'The Tenth Crusade', it is just under 11,000 words in length. (For comparison sake, Apocrypha is 14k words and FYSM is 7.5k)
This story gave me hell. As I already posted in detail last month, I hated the original version of this story. After rewriting it, I realized I now hated the new ending. So that was 4-5 pages that went in the trash before I came up with a new ending. Not to mention there were parts of the new story that I then rewrote two or three times before being happy with them. I'm relatively certain when I say that this has been the most I've struggled with any story I've ever written.
After this, there will be a bit of time before I write another story. Not an infinite amount or anything, but some. Basically, both the plot elements for The Tenth Crusade and for Apocrypha started bumping around in my head before I even finished writing A Kind of Drug. So, without a doubt, they were the next two stories I would write. Now, however, my brain is clear of ideas for the first time since I can remember. Not that I don't have any more ideas for stories, mind you, just that I don't have any that are nagging at me day and night. So until that happens again (which usually takes anywhere between 1 day and 4 months) I just don't have anything to write.
Which, in some ways, is fine. I need to start getting serious about sending A Kind of Drug to prospective publishers as well as try to get some of my current short stories either (a) published in magazines or/and (b) published digitally on Amazon, iTunes, etc. It's something I need to really start concentrating on and it's literally impossible to write and work on the back end of getting published at the same time.
So, I do hope you enjoy the tale that is The Tenth Crusade. Till next time, party people.
This week´s update really shows how much I care about continuing this story on time. I´m currently using a computer that has to be at least a decade old and on a system of Windows and Explorer that is so old, my web-updating software is barely compatible with it. Which is why there´s no PDF of Godlike II right now. I can´t upload any files cause it doesn´t understand the code.
Seriously, being in Argentina sometimes feels like being in a 1983 Benetton ad. But with less racial diversity.
Godlike II is also a little lengthy. The rest of Godlike will be very choppy, in general, with some parts being long and some being short. You´ll all just have to cope. IT´ll be
Today's update comes to you via the miracles of modern technology. Currently, I am jammed into a tiny airplane seat with my rather large laptop consuming near more space than I am (I'm a greedy son of a bitch and like a big screen). Arms aching, I have finally finished the last minute edits of Delirium VI (why do I always have so many last minute edits?) and gotten the piece live. So, the update is a smidge late. I hope you all can forgive me.
And I hope you all pray I make it home alive from Las Vegas. Else AKOD might turn into a cliffhanger novel rather quickly.