Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WIP Wednesday: You're a Writer, So WRITE

Anyone who has been paying attention to the little "Write 1 / Sub 1" update at the top of the page might notice it hasn't changed in the past few weeks. I know how these things become "wallpaper" and easily ignored...

Well, I haven't subbed any new stories in the past three weeks. I have four awaiting edits (hmmm, WIP). One is very short with a very long title: "Items Found Above the Bathroom Ceiling in Room 215, Best Western North, Wichita Kansas". Another is longish and needs some serious work, but I love the premise ("The Night of the Blood Moths"). So yeah, editing. "The Sons of Chaos and the Desert Dead" is in the queue for one more pass before sending it off, too. Editing.

Then I'm writing a novella for the hell of it. Because I want to. There will be blood.

One of the items from "Items Found Above the Bathroom Ceiling in Room 215, Best Western North, Wichita Kansas":

One worn copy of Stephen King’s Night Shift, paperback, 1979, with several pages missing (123-167).

10 comments:

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Oooo, love that book... I used to have that copy and am now wondering where it got to and what story got ripped out... get busy, Aaron, so I can find out!

Cate Gardner said...

Intriguing.

*I'm desperate to edit.

Aaron Polson said...

Cathy - I love the cover, and something about tattered paperbacks is so special.

Cate - *me too (but I want to write, as in new words, also)

Milo James Fowler said...

I've got Night Shift on audiobook, read by John Glover, but I haven't finished it yet. Good reminder...

Conor said...

Aaron, new to the blog, but just wanted to say this has a great post title. We are writers, so we should write. I think I'll go do that and in the mean time, I'm going to go track down Borrowed Saints and give it a read.

craighallam said...

Hiya Aaron, just noticed the new cover for We are the Monsters. Definately my favourite so far. We need to talk about your design skills ;oD

Craig

Aaron Polson said...

Milo - Great book. King is always good, but his early stuff has that special something.

Conor - Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy.

Craig - Thanks. I follow one simple rule for covers: keep it simple. Think about the final "chapter" when you look at this cover. ;)

Katey said...

You know, that's one of his I've never read--which is weird cuz I chewed through his catalogue in middle school like someone was gonna take it away. I'm on it!

Martin Rose said...

Gawds, I think I had that same paperback, same cover, same everything. I read it so much that I broke the spine and the pages came unglued. Ah, misspent youth . . .

Natalie L. Sin said...

That's my favorite Stephen King cover, it brings back childhood memories : )