Planning da plans…

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I’m allowed to have three things up on OWW ( at the same time, so the plan as of now is to work on the following three pieces:

The Mists of Haitys – short story/first few chapters of longer story. I really like the world as it’s fleshing out and the basic outline is a great introduction for something longer. But I’m hoping to get a series of stories out of this instead of an overarching plotline, I’m looking more for a working class fantasy than a ‘Save the World!’ story.

Songs of the Summer God – I have a rough idea of what I want out of this, and again it seems to be in a short story format. I’d like to chew on a few short stories before I try anything novel length. I haven’t really sat down to practice writing in years, which brings me to…

500 Flash – I’d like to get a nice library of flash fiction done (50 or so). There seem to be a few markets for it, but they’ll do nicely for Lulu and to draw traffic (and interest) to the website. It’s also very good practice! I may work on some drabbles or slightly longer works as well, but that will depend on what I can find markets for. Non-paying markets are still markets!

Martha Bechtel

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  1. ex_rubyliss861

    Yay, Mists! BTW, what *is* OWW? Every time I see it I think Our World at War. *grin*

    1. Martha Bechtel

      OWW is the Online Writing Workshop and it’s my favorite place when I’m feeling in the mood to learn a bit. I’ve been on and off three times now, as my interest waxes and wanes. This time instead of throwing up all the story bits I’ve been working on at random, I’m going to try and focus on getting short stories done and finished! ^_^

      Oh, and Mists now has a solid outline/synopsis and I’ve checked it for plotholes as best I can. The first few drafts had a tendency to come back with comments of ‘But if they can do this, they why didn’t they do it already? Why wait?’ (Doh!) Anywho, if you’d like to read it, I’ll email it on… but it has spoilers! ^_^;;

      Hopefully I’ll have a good first draft done by this weekend and we’ll see how she flies…

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