A Story Idea Appears

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.

Progress Update

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.