Space Debris

16 Feb

Whenever I don’t have any one topic to talk about, it’s time for SPACE DEBRIS!

– A few people have asked how to just be on the list to receive each month’s stories without asking each time. Well, as Aaron said, we’ve made a new email for the project (and it can also be found on the “Contact Us” part of the blog) – Send a quick email there asking for each month, and we’ll put you on the mailing list to get them automatically. If you only want to receive a month here and there, that’s fine too.

– Along those lines, SEND FEEDBACK! While we’d love everyone to become enamored with our obviously-faultless stories, chances are people might have helpful criticism to enhance the stories. Don’t worry about hurting feelings. At worst, we don’t use the suggestions, but at best, those suggestions might help our stories. You can either email us or post the criticism here, or even on our Facebook pages if you really want. Just let us hear.

– The 13th seems to be “my day”. Both months I wrote the majority of my stories on the 13th after some breakthroughs the days leading up to it. A two month sample size isn’t exactly tell-all, but it’s odd nonetheless.

– Aaron’s mange, I’m afraid to say, has not gotten any better.

– My rough draft of the February story is done. With the size of these stories (this one right now clocks in at ~6250 words, and Aaron’s supposedly is over 9000), I don’t think it will be feasible to try to publish these in one volume. If they end up averaging 5000 words (which seems conservative), that makes the book a pretty ungainly 120k words. That seems long for a collection of short stories.

– As for the actual content, I ended up putting a running gag in that I thought was funny, only to have it be a pretty key part in the story, plot-wise. Despite all the research I did for this one, there are still plot holes big enough to drive a Suburban through. I wonder if I should tighten those up.


Posted by on February 16, 2012 in derek's writing, short story project 2012


2 responses to “Space Debris

  1. aaronsbell

    February 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    you know, i’ve asked you not to talk about my mange in public settings.

    and just a follow up – WRITE TO US! we started this project as a way to get ourselves back into writing. so far, the two of us are having a real good time with it and we would like to hear what you think. especially those of you who have received the stories. what did you like? what did you dislike? what would you like more of? one of these month’s my entire story is going to be gigantic head jokes. i think it’s going to be superb.

  2. esoderek

    February 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Oddly enough, I have my fair share of gigantic head jokes in February’s story.


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