Still going, 45k into a new title

Posted: February 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

It seems I’ve abandoned short fiction for the time being.  I haven’t done a story less than 20k words in months.  I still have a short piece that needs to be edited, but right now I’m working on what’s probably going to be a full novel length piece about werewolves, kidnapping, and betrayal.  I just hope it’s good – it’s much more action oriented than previous things I’ve done.

“When I was born, I got my umbilical cord wrapped around my neck, both arms, and one of my ankles. Mom said that the doctor, at one point, stopped delivering me and just started laughing. I mean, if I ever let being bad at something stop me, I wouldn’t even be here. That thing some men call failure, I call… living. Breakfast. And I’m not leaving until I’ve cleaned out the buffet.” (Pierce Hawthorne, Community)
This little quote is a good reminder to myself that if I don’t fail, I’m doing something wrong.  Failure is absolutely a part of growth and everyone learns more from their failures than their successes.  For a long time I was afraid of failing, but for the most part I’ve learned to shut that part of myself up and just go for it.  My last story (the BBW Billionaire one) was a failure in some ways, but I learned a lot from it, and I’m going to apply it to my next one.  I’m definitely writing another BBW story in the near future!

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