A little status update on what is going on with me:
I haven’t posted a short story in the last few weeks because I’ve been ramping up work on a children’s book that I’m writing and it’s taking more and more of my creative attention away from smaller stories.
Today, I’ve passed the 22,000 word mark on the (very rough) first draft of the story. I’ve been aiming for the 40-50k mark for the whole book, so I’m about halfway into it. I suspect there’ll be many drafts after this one as I better figure out the level of complexity and shape of the story.
While this has little to do with the tone or character of the work, I’ve been using the soundtracks to the video game L. A. Noire and the film The Grand Budapest Hotel as background music during my daily writing sessions.
Also on Sunday, I bought a 1947 Smith-Corona Silent typewriter at the Great RVA Yard Sale put on by the Times-Dispatch. It doesn’t forward reliably (part of the mechanism gets stuck) and needs a new ribbon, but it otherwise in great condition.