I’m writing my second fiction collection.
Remember when I finished my first fiction collection? Well, even though it’s not been accepted for publication anywhere yet, I’m already working on another one. I didn’t get any new editing clients last week, so I wrote.
I managed to get three new short stories drafted up. It’s not a lot but it’s enough to call a start. These stories still need polishing. They still have their problems. They still need to do a little growing. I would love to share them with you once they’re ready.
I can’t publish them all on my blog. I need to save some of them for submitting to other places. Enter the following tweet:
If you had to pick a short story for me to post on my blog, which story would it be? A weird story about a man who glows in the dark, one about a man who’s weekend with his daughter is thwarted by a traffic accident, or one about a first time get-away driver?
— Eric Shay Howard (@ericshayhoward) November 19, 2017
The Twitter poll ended at around 2 pm EST.
Edit: The results are in. Sorry the poll couldn’t be a bit longer; I needed to know which story to edit for you all pretty fast. I still have to polish it and deal with it’s problems and get it growing in time for me to post it sometime this week. In the future, I’ll be looking at a better way to schedule this sort of thing.
So it looks like it’ll be the story about the man who glows in the dark. The story about the first time getaway driver was a close contender, but I can only post one of these stories here. That’s the way these things go.
I’m super excited about this and can’t wait to get the story edited and posted. Let’s shoot for Friday, pals.
Which story did you vote for? I’m super interested in knowing who voted for what. Then again, secrets can be fun, too. Either way, leave me a comment below because I’m nosy.
Also, check out these posts from last week that don’t have enough views yet because I’m still not rich:
New Writing Plan: Stay Pumped – I wrote this for when I’m feeling bad about my writing and need to feel good about it.
The End We Start From Book Review – A publisher let me read a book early, for some reason. This is my review of The End We Start From, a post-apocalyptic book about being a mother by Megan Hunter. I hope I get to read a book early again someday.
The Skateboard For Under The Desk – I bought a skateboard because I’m 30 and I’ve always wanted to learn to skateboard. Also, transportation problems. Also, skateboarding is hard.
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