On Sending a Story Into the Wild

Three weeks ago I mentioned that I was writing a new short story. If you followed me on Twitter on Saturday and Sunday, you may have noticed that I was writing furiously on the story. I had a deadline to meet, after all.

Yesterday I finished the story. The first draft weighed in a little shy of 13,000 words.

I read the story fresh this morning. It worked.

This afternoon, after some rewriting and some cutting, I set the story free and sent it off to the editor.

I liked it. It’s different.

There’s philosophy and sociology and metaphysics and history and religion.

There’s sunlight and there’s storms. There’s anger and there’s love.

And there’s baseball.

Yes, I wrote a baseball story.

It’s called “The Ginger Kid.”

I’ll have more details when I can share them.

This one feels good. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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