For the first time since the election, I dreamed a story that just begs to be told. The characters and the setting will need work, like they always do when it’s a story based on a dream, and dream plots might as well get tossed out entirely and replaced with something coherent.
But I have a story idea, and I’m excited about it. I’d almost forgotten what this feels like.
This week, I did both macro and micro revisions to what I think will be the first story in the Tattoo Magic Patreon Project. It’s off to my beta reader (Jared, of course) for first impressions and comments. Once I get three or four of these finished I’ll be ready to launch the project.
Finishing this first story is a huge accomplishment. This story gave me no end of trouble. I eventually had to go back and research some really basic things, like the purpose of short stories, to figure out where it was going wrong. I owe a special thanks to my friend Julius for kicking me into gear for finally fixing the myriad of problems in the story. Right now, I’m quite happy with it.