The Lost Temple of Karttikeya
My latest novel is completed. THE LOST TEMPLE OF KARTTIKEYA at LooseId. What started out as a 40,000 word novel became a 56,000 word novel by the end. I just can't do short very well. What can I say, I want to linger on the sex and explore the characters. My idea of flash fiction is creating the title.Which makes my next assignment all the more interesting. I have three short stories due for three separate anthologies.
I love multi-author collections as a reader, especially if I'm unfamiliar with one or more of them. It's like a taste sampler of their work. Let's me try out a new author without committing to an entire novel. But as an author, short stories are a struggle. I want to start at the beginning, not jump into the action right off the start. I want to weave my plots slowly, not slip in back story here and there. I want to have time to set the mood and play with the players. But that's all because I still need to fine tune my writing so that it's tight and concise and flows smoothly. Once I get better at that, I suspect short stories won't make me think about cleaning instead of writing my daily word count goal.
I'll let you know whether the laundry got done or I hit my daily word goal. lol!