Back in October I was lamenting my lack of experience (and desire) writing short stories. Well, a new anthology is coming out for female fantasy writers, so I decided to take a stab at it. I finished it last week and it wasn’t as horrible an experience as I thought. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not sure if the story is any good. But at least I did it. It’s tough for me to think in snippets like that. My brain works in the big picture most days so pulling it down and forcing it into 5000 words was tough, but it was good too.
Now I need to run it past my beta readers and have them tear it apart. Maybe once they help it’ll be worth sending it. But even if it’s not, this little story will have a special place in my heart. You gotta start somewhere, right?