So along with drafting the novel, I’ve decided I miss writing short fiction too, and I’m one of those people who likes to have more than one project on the go so I have a choice of things to work on. The novel (did I mention the working title is Iron Jack? Probably not the final title, but we’ll see how it works out.) I’m projecting at 120,000 words which will make it the longest thing I’ve ever written when it’s finished. On a short break at work this afternoon, I roughed out a basic plot for a fantasy short story. “Blood of Heroes” has a nice ring to it
Because I’m a geek and like data visualization toys, just for fun I went out and found a nice little progress bar, care of Svenja Liv (http://svenjaliv.blogspot.ca/ – ain’t Google neat? – and she’s also a pretty awesome artist), and I’ve put a pair of them in the side bar over to the right, one for the novel and one for the short. The bottom one will probably change fairly often. I like short fiction and miss writing it regularly. Time to fix that.