Monday, May 11, 2009

Sorry, Fred's Busy

Remember Fred? I introduced him in this post (in which I recommend the best book on writing short fiction, Creating Short Fiction by Damon Knight). By the way, "Admiral Atlantic's Guerrilla Marketing" is now in the Land of Dead Stories. I guess it didn't find a home. (RIP, Admiral)

But Fred can't come to the blog right now. He's busy.

I'm working on two short stories (both about half done) and a flash piece that I want to finish before Fred comes running up from the basement and takes over my life. My self-imposed deadline is Friday.

What's Fred doing, you ask? He's working. He's doing that thing that he does--putting together stories. Fred is busy plotting my next novel.

Don't bother him.


Jamie Eyberg said...

Spring cleaning seems to be a theme in the last week or so. Good luck with the shorts.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I think I love Fred. :)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Well, at least tell Fred to stay hydrated!

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - I'll need it. Short stories are less attractive all the time.

Cate - I know I do.

Natalie - It's nice and damp down yonder. He'll do fine.

K.C. Shaw said...

I hope Fred holds off until you're done with the short stories. Novels just don't like to wait, sort of like racehorses.

Benjamin Solah said...

Very cute calling your subconscious Fred. I often think mine has a mind of its own too. Not sure what it's name is though as we never get much of a chance to speak.

Good luck with it all though.

Aaron Polson said...

K.C. - Fred has too many pots boiling right now.

Benjamin - In full disclosure, I stole "Fred" from the Knight book. Stupid subconcious isn't smart enough to come up with his own name.

Carrie Harris said...

Man, now my subconscious is feeling neglected because she doesn't have a name.