I usually reserve this for the end of the month, but this month feels like it’s been going for three. Time is passing exceptionally slowly, except for when I sit in front of the computer with a blank page.
Then it goes very quickly for some reason.
I’ve been working on four separate episodic stories,
A treasure hunt
A rescue mission, as it turned out to be,
A war story, which is now about helping a defecting German rocket scientist
A brand new agent who discovers he was not necessarily what he thought he was
It shows how stories evolve over time, especially if you are not a planner, and you just ‘go for it’. Episodic stories are like that, and that’s why I like doing them.
As for the rescue mission, which was subtitled ‘what happens after an action-packed start’, it had been concluded, with a total of 47 episodes.
The latest published, Episode 40, is here: https://bit.ly/2RFJQNX
As for the treasure hunt, it proceeds apace and has a total of 52 episodes written and at the moment the latest Episode 39, is published here: https://bit.ly/3fF7zZa
The surveillance story, that is to say, what started out as a surveillance exercise, had evolved into so much more and has 38 episodes written, and the latest published, Episode 30 is here: https://bit.ly/2yzm53F
The only one lagging at the moment is the war story stuck on Episode 30, but more story is in the pipeline.
Most of last month was given over to finishing a novel I had sitting in pieces and the writing of a short story for the A to Z challenge. It was, indeed, a challenge, sometimes the story was only half-written by 11:30 at night, and angst was setting in.
It’s not the sort of pressure I ever want to work under, but I think in the end it did some good. Next time I have a deadline…
And, now the action-packed story has ended, I want to replace it with another, and this will most likely be one I’ve been toying with over the last three months, called Motive, means, and opportunity.
It’s about an innocent man being condemned by circumstantial evidence. Or is he?