I’ve been awfully quiet on the eastern front lately. Lots of other things have been engulfing my time as of late. But when I can, since October, I’ve been working on a short story for my good friend Jessica Wright. It was part of my I Will Kill You for $5 project, but I was giving it away as a thank you for her and her boyfriend helping out with recording my first ever comedy gig. Well, what should have been a quick short story, has been getting longer and longer, and more complex as I go.
As of today, I’m nearing the 10,000 word mark, which will make it the longest short story I’ve ever written to date (or a novella).
It’s fun, exciting, and I really do think I’m going to enjoy it when it’s done. It’s a mystery, per her request. I’ve been having way too much fun with it apparently, because I haven’t been able to keep the wordcount down to a minimum like I usually can in these stories.
All that being said, soon I will be sharing it and hopefully you will enjoy it. It will also be the longest story in the project to date, so it’ll be a nice edition to the freebies for you all to read on your eBook reader of choice.
The project moving forward
And, to ask for some input, for those of you who have participated or are just happy readers of the project, how would you feel if I put them all together? In one, long eBook? And with extended versions of the stories? Yes, extended versions! Many of the stories I’ve written thus far, I took shortcuts on to meet my deadline. There were other scenes and things I wanted to do with the stories, but trimmed them for time sake.
Any rate, this is something I’ve been thinking of doing, and I’d appreciate any feedback on that. Would you buy it, if I got a publisher to pick it up?
That being said… the project is still open. Just head here on Fiverr to join in.
(cover image is a screenshot from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. A classic in the mystery/suspsnese genre, and my favorite movie.)