All of the excitement of two of my colleagues being published has inspired me not only to give them some promotion on my blog and inspiration to finish my short story, “Somewhere”.
David McCabe’s novel, Without Sin is insightful and brutally honest historical fiction of the deep Southwest. Take a tour through the mind of young prostitutes seeking freedom:
Colin O’ Boyle’s Episode 1: Two Plus Two Equals Five (The Chronicles of Professor Jack Baling) follows Jack Baling on a journey of mad science proportion.
I know both authors personally, and can assure your money will be well spent, and entertainment provided.
Onto more good news, I have finally finished my short story, “Somewhere,” about a young woman who finds herself trapped in her own mind while suffering from a coma. The only way to survive this deadly sleep is for Sophie to live key memories of her past and future to change what may come to pass. It’s a mysterious insight into the world of a woman who must change her ways or stay in this coma forever.
Sounds exciting right? I might have oversold the piece a bit since it still has tons of revisions ahead, but I have high hopes. I finally completed the main story, and have done revisions to 3 out of 4 parts. After weeks of hard work, I have found that I hate ending stories. It’s not that I can’t end the story. I simply don’t like to do it. I’m afraid that I’m doing it wrong. I haven’t had a lot of practice with only two completed short stories under my belt, but this is probably the hardest part of writing at the moment.
Contrary to my essay writing, which is easy for me to conclude, I don’t want my story ending to disappoint. If I have done my job at all the ending decides whether my reader gets the overall story or if I leave them wanting too much more in a standalone piece. It may take some practice, but any advice I could get on the subject would be greatly appreciated!
I am hoping to hear a response back from my mentor tomorrow with revisions and chances to improve. I will post part 3 and maybe part 4 if the outcome is positive. I hope I can nudge my readers to take a look at part 1 and 2 in my fiction section, and then give me some feedback when 3 is added.