Hello, my name is Aaron and I'm addicted to short stories.
I finished writing my last short story on Saturday, but I've worked on two more since then. I need help.
Seriously...if I want to do this writing thing, I should invest some time writing longer work, novels. I started writing with a novel, a 80K word dark urban fantasy (The Last Days of the Springdale Saints), currently out there in submission land. But there are a lot of rejections in submission land, especially for an unpublished novelist. Agents click 'delete' faster than you can say "Jack Sprat".
So, I tried my first few short stories. Type type type, send send send. I woke up one Saturday to an acceptance email. And they even paid me (only twenty bucks, but hey, thats enough to write more short stories, right?). I've been hooked since. Short stories are like those little mini candy bars. One more won't hurt, right?
The danger of this addiction: I'm afraid to dive back into novel land. I've been kicking around some ideas, letting them age a bit, adding to them here or there. But I don't feel ready for the time/emotional commitment that writing a novel takes.
There's always November.