Monday, April 7, 2008

First and Second

I finished a draft of a story today. It's the second story I've written with the same protagonist, and the first time I've carried a character into more than one story. His name is Sherwin and he's a sixty-two-year-old retired sales rep. In the first story's first draft, he was ornery before gradually warming up on the page. Both stories depict a no-nonsense WASP who absolutely adores his wife.

Speaking of Sherwin, his first story received another not-your-standard-rejection rejection from this same journal. But not to despair, I'll be sending out another short story tomorrow morning, and said journal will be first on the list.

Minor victory: I fixed the leak in my bike pump.

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