Still ... trying to cobble together a short story for Renna's Tales. The piece is progressing, but not as fast as I had expected. [The story of everyone's life, I'd guess.] My hopes of knocking out a short story [around 3,000 words] a month have withered for lack of skill. One problem: making a magically powerful Half-Elven vulnerable.
While I'm not particularly happy about the delay, I think the effort is worthwhile ... if only as a training exercise. I'm into "keep it short, stupid" mode. The "it" being my writing. Hopefully, I'll get new content on the website next month.
The going-for-a-story-every-other-month idea made me feel less a dunce ... then, I discovered the anthology Must Love Hellhounds was out in mass paperback. Sat back with great expectations of a Charlaine Harris and Ilona Andrews story ... plus a couple other entertainments ... and got whopped up the side of the head. Charlaine, I hardly knew you. Her story, while interesting, dragged. It took nine pages to offer the first of her dry [in character] commentary statements.
Must thank the editor for introducing me to a new writer though: Meljean Brook. Loved the way she made the stock tough former CIA operative character stand out as an individual.
Pictures? You wonder. I'm working on it, but I really feel uncomfortable being a "nag".