Finished the rewrite on the Magic Realism piece. It's out. Fwoosh.
The Urban Fantasy that's up at Critters will be coming down after today. It's got twenty-four crits now--a nice, manageable number. I expect a few more to trickle in between today and tomorrow, but I'm fine with this level of feedback.
I'm hearing some dissatisfaction with the ending, which has brought about something of a quandary. This story has a pretty heavy addiction theme. I didn't intend to submit this to On Spec for their "Me and Mr. Jones" issue, but two critters now have suggested I do so. Problem: it's 1000 words longer than On Spec's maximum stated length. So, do I want to totally overhaul the ending and gut some of the earlier bits to see if I can cull 1000 words? Or do I just want to do a less aggressive rewrite and just skip sending it to On Spec? Ponder ponder ponder.
No new words, though. My muse is undoubtedly napping somewhere. At least one of us is getting some sleep.