Daily Archives: March 31, 2011
So… I’ve been rigorously working on the short story and as things stand, I am on my third full rewrite, not to mention all the minor changes the whole story has gone through in the last month. The problem isn’t that I don’t have ideas on what to write or a lack of material to draw on… its just that I can’t seem to confine myself to the 1000 word sample text that BL editors are asking for.
Whatever I end up writing seems in no way to fit down that fine line and its getting quite frustrating. I wrote a killer opening scene for the the second draft but it doesn’t capture the essence of the plot that the short story is going to be about. It is what it is, an opening scene. So far all these drafts are getting filed away and in reality I’m ending up with some good stuff that can be potentially useful if I extend the short into a novel.
So I’ve started wondering, is it better to submit a novel in may? Or should I keep it small and submit a short story instead? Rather undecided but as of now I am still sticking with the short story.
Good news is that I emailed the good folks over at BL asking about the submission deadlines and the response was 1-May-2011 to 31-july-2011, so even that is ample time to work things about. Hopefully I can get done in the first couple of weeks so when the submissions approval team gets my work, they are not bored of all the different qualities of fanfic.
Oh and another problematic thing with the project has been to write this really awesome battle deployment scene and while I totally see how it happens in my mind (its like watching a video haha) I am definitely struggling to put it into words.