Tuesday, 11 December 2001
The first two stories for the new local critique group got posted. I've read just the first few paragraphs of each so far, but they both look good.
I'm trying to get something in shape for turning in to the critique group myself. I had a first draft of the second post-Clarion story that I did, which I'd been meaning to get back to, so I started polishing that up. I took out a couple of scenes that didn't contribute to the story as it had ended up. Then I started restructuring it. I'm moving the climax to the beginning, and then structuring the bulk of the story as a long flashback that explains that initial scene, and shows how it is much more horrible than first appears. There's still a lot to do, though.
It's at 4400 words with the trimming mostly complete but the restructuring barely started.