Tuesday, November 27, 2012
"Riders of the Red Shift"
Banged out an estimated 3,600 word (I used a typewriter, so the word count is approximate) first draft of a short story Sunday, working towards a Dec. 1 submission deadline. The story is called "Riders of the Red Shift". I started at 2:30 p.m., finished five hours later.
I put my typewriter on a table outdoors, the fall weather was so nice. I moved inside for the last two hours as the light grew dim.
Monday night I took the 12 typewritten pages of the first draft of "Riders of the Red Shift", photographed them, then ran them through OCR software to make a Word file. I also started editing and revisions, I'm maybe one-third of the way through.
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