Flash fiction is up! It is not part of the medieval series, mostly because I can’t figure out who the bad guy is and I probably should know that soon 😛
I added Bittersweet, Chapter Eight tonight. The story is officially on hiatus as I remarked last week. I’ll keep you dated with how things unfold and when it will be returning.
Apologies for skipping last week’s flash fiction. My niece had her birthday party on Saturday, and I was also having an allergic reaction to my contacts which made eyes sensitive to the computer light. All is fixed and we’ll be back this week 🙂
Hey! So no updates today, but I wanted to make a few announcements separate from the updates. As most of you know, I’m a graduate student studying American History and pursuing my teaching certification while I work as both a substitute and a tutor at Huntington Learning Center.
As part of the teaching program and NJ state requirements, I have to pass the Praxis Core in order to even get into the program and student teach. Reading and Writing, naturally, went well. Math has been a disaster. I’ve taken it twice and failed it. That happened for the second time on Monday. In order to reach my deadline of January 31 to take and pass it again, I have to really focus on preparing and study math a lot more in depth than I have up until now. I’m pretty annoyed with my life, but I have to do what’s necessary.
So writing, as always, takes a back seat. I hope to continue with Flash Fiction, and to be honest, I may skip some weeks so I can take that hour or two to work on Bittersweet.
After next week, and Chapter Eight, Bittersweet is going on hiatus for about a month to allow me to conserve chapters I have and keep building a buffer zone. I’m going to work on Bittersweet again for my NaNoWriMo project so I can finish it finally.
And then, to be honest, the next time I start posting a full-length project, I’m actually going to wait until it’s fully written. Then I can post a few times a week. I don’t think anyone is really served well by piece meal updates. Storylines feel like they’re being dragged out constantly when really they’re just over a few chapters and you wouldn’t notice the time if you were reading in a book.
I appreciate those of you who are coming back week after week for both Bittersweet and A King’s Command, the flash fiction series. To be honest, I’m using Flash Fiction to workshop ideas and I may end up taking the series and reworking it a bit once it’s complete to flesh it out and make it a traditional novel from the site. The difference is that I just post at the end of the hour rather than waiting, rereading a few times, sending it to Cora, reviewing her suggestions, etc. It’s messier, and sometimes drives me crazy but it’s a good writing exercise.
Love you guys, see you tomorrow for the update!
Hey! So in addition to the Flash Fiction, I posted a short ficlet I had started a few months ago and never finished. It takes place in the summer of 2014, shortly after Jake came home.
The Flash Fiction is not a continuation of the medieval series — I took a short break 🙂
So Flash Fiction #3: Illusions of Truth, which kicked off the medieval series, is a bit shorter than the others. That’s because I had about 770 words written and tossed it. I still finished within the hour, but I thought you guys might want to see how close it came to sucking.
I try to post on Facebook when I start writing, so make sure to like Crimson Glass there if you want to know when Flash Fictions are coming.
Not much to say here — I’ve posted Bittersweet, Chapter Five. I’ve started my semester at school and so far I’m able to kind of develop a decent routine. We’ll see if it’s still working a week or two from now. Love you guys! See you on Saturday!
It’s unlikely you’ll get another surprise flash fiction this week — I work tonight and tomorrow 4-8, and I also have a sub job tomorrow from 8-3, and then work again on Saturday 9-1. But definitely Saturday night 🙂
Hey! So my evening plans were cancelled and I had a few ideas in my head for next scenes in my Flash Fiction series, so I just…decided to set my timer and I wrote this in 40 mins. I’m having a lot of fun writing these, and even the though the series is a continuation, I’m really pantsing it in a way I haven’t done in years. I didn’t know I was going to write the last line until I wrote it. So… Flash Fiction #5: Changing Tides. Enjoy!
I actually wrote this in about forty minutes, but I was afraid if I kept going, I wouldn’t be at a natural stopping point. Plus, if I am going to continue any of the Flash Fictions, I still want them to feel like self-contained narrative units.
Tonight’s is a continuation of Flash Fiction #3. On the Flash Fiction page, you can now find this series separated from the first two flash fictions — a series entitled A King’s Command. So enjoy Flash Fiction #4: Homecoming and I’ll see you on Thursday for Bittersweet!