Whew! What started as a-short-story-to-finish-in-one-day has turned into a novella, which has taken eleven days. “Star-Crossed,” weighing in at about 21,000 words and 56 pages, is now finished!
This story, about the star-crossed lovers Mike, a pizza delivery guy, and Winter, the personification of that same season and the daughter of Hades and Persephone, encompassed a lot of surprising twists and turns, including: sea shanties, chez panisse, PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon), and nymphs dancing the Hora.
All in all, I’d say that I’m pleased with this romp through the Underworld, the Bay Area, Mt. Olympus, and Greece. At some point, I’ll edit through the first chapter and post it for your reading enjoyment; until then, I’m going to let the rough draft stew, simmer, and ferment before editing.
And now, for more story-a-day-in-May fun! Maybe I’ll actually write a story a day for the rest of the month, like I’m freakin’ supposed to. Or, maybe a new novella will be born; the gods only know!
I’m also contemplating doing the summer camp version of NaNoWriMo this June; perhaps I will harvest a plot bunny from the ensuing story-a-day madness that is May that I can follow up on during NaNo. Who knows?
Until then, let us march boldly forward into the unknown!
(oh, and happy mother’s day!!!)