Sunday, March 24, 2013
"On the Spiritual Plain"
I finished my latest short story tonight, "On the Spiritual Plain" (that's not a typo). This is the story I started on my typewriter at GalaxyFest in Colorado Springs back on Feb. 9. I typed up 12 pages, essentially the whole story except for the ending, while at the con, and then went back to it three weeks later and finished up the first draft. Now I've polished it up and it's done, the 110th short story I have ever written. And I just dropped it in a slushpile.
To my many friends who know me as a science fiction and fantasy writer, this is what I do for a living. This is called a newspaper. It m...