So I Have A New Collection Out
Before you ask, as someone did “Sarah, why are you writing all these short stories when you could be writing novels?” I am not writing all these short stories. I have written all these short stories, some of them a decade or more ago.
There was a time — now more than 10 years ago, when I wrote a short story a week, rain or shine. Mostly because I hate to have my novels critiqued when in progress. Lots of people forget, week to week just what’s in it, and give you bizarre critiques and, if you’re like me, you worry.
So while writing novels, I wrote a short story a week. Maybe this time will come again, now the boys are more or less raised and I’m feeling better.
Anyway, at the end of those 2 or 3 years I had a hundred and fifty — give or take — short stories, all of whom except a few written when I was brain dead (happens) went on to sell.
Sure I could bring those short stories out as individual stories, but if I did my short stories would overwhelm my novel length work. I.e. people wouldn’t find it. So, while I’m working on Alien Curse (a little space opera, a little magic) I thought I’d put out a collection. That was the last one So Little And So Light.
But then… then I had some house/family stuff to deal with and novel is delayed, so I put out the second, Trade Winds (Actually my fifth? sixth?) collection.
It’s hard to blurb a collection that contains stories spanning 18 years and some pretty strong changes in my writing style and opinions and… well, life experience.
If you read it, I’d like to see your guesses as to which stories are older.
Oh, yeah, it contains a novella that’s a sequel to AFGM set 10 years later, and a bridge to the next set of novels that will involve those characters (not the next couple of them.)
Anyway, what else? Oh, yeah. I did the cover. I mean all of it. yes, I know the lettering is not “expert level” yet, but I’m taking a graphic design course in my copious spare time, so hopefully I level up.
Anyway, going to work on Alien Curse, now.
The picture is a link, should you wish to buy.