I just wrote 'The End' on my novella. I am pretty happy with it and after I get done editing two other books I am going to give it a title and edit the hell out of it as well. After that I will want beta readers. I managed to come in around 23,000 words, which is a little longer than I expected for a first draft, although I expect it to grow in my re-writing phase. I have some pretty flimsy chapters in there. I think I can beef them up.
I got a very nice rejection last night from Murky Depths. They really seemed to like the way I write, but they decided to pass on it anyway due to an storyline they have seen done in their mag too many times. I don't blame them on that one. I reformatted it and sent it off to Niteblade. We'll see what Rhonda Parrish thinks about it.
In other news: I finished reading Twilight yesterday afternoon. It was something that I wouldn't have picked up on my own, but I am glad I read it, if for nothing else, I like to see what is happening with popular fiction these days. I would give it a 3 out of 5. It wasn't so great I would recommend it to friends but I wouldn't say it is horrible. I am pretty neutral on it. I would probably read the remaining books in the series if I find the time, but I won't feel bad if I don't.
Now I am reading Brian Keene's Terminal. I am curious about this one because I have only read his short fiction. So far I am liking it. He has a good premise behind the book, and so far it doesn't appear to be zombie related.
Have a good weekend. Later.
My Reading Year 2017
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