2500 words long
On its shield. Definitely on.
Oh yeah. Update. Quickest darn rejection letter in the Rockies, this story got. And no wonder. The place I sent it wants spec fic, not lit fic. Well, duh.
(I feel rrrrrilly dumb now.)
Quick note before I hit the trenches:
This is just to report that the short story manuscript whose title features prominently in this blog entry is in the slush again. Wish it luck and prepare it a comforting homecoming should it come back on its shield rather than with it.
Also, today has been another freelance-happy day. Produced about 400 words of sample article for one prospective client, about 615 words of possibly saleable nonsense for Constant-Content.com, and about 350 words of writing excercise for happy forum fun. So that's, like, almost 1500 words. That's almost a full NaNoWriMo day, or something.
I will also apparently start blogging about Boulder and thereabouts in the newly opened Denver chapter of CitySceneBlog.com. If they like my posts, they might actually start paying me. Not, I should stress, a possibility I'm banking on here. Why am I taking on such a gig for only a very slim chance of payment some unknown time in the future? Because it looks like fun. Because I think I'd like a blogging outlet where non-writing-relevant posts aren't verboten, are in fact encouraged. And that ain't happening here in my Actually Writing Blog, not if I'm behaving myself like I should.
And now if you'll excuse me, I have a couple boys out in the Puget Sound to eavesdrop on.