Wednesday, August 22, 2007

On the Writing Front...

...the last couple of weeks have been good.

- Completed and submitted 2 new stories.
- Complied with revision request for 1 story.
- Recirculated 4 of my stories.

And with that, I have all my unpublished stories (12, to be exact) in circulation.

8 comments:

Luke said...

I certainly wish I was so productive!

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Ahmed A. Khan said...

Thanks, Luke.

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Sean M. Foster said...

Congratulations! I've always found a great deal of satisfaction in the knowledge that all of my pieces are out there in some sense. And inspired, too -- once all of my stuff is out, I feel compelled to write more!

Ahmed A. Khan said...

Thanks, Sean. You are right about being compelled to write again. I am now starting to work on a novellette - my first one, actually. Until now, all I have written are short stories, the longest being about 8200 words.

Robert said...

Yeah, that's the secret to getting published. I think it was Heinlein who said, "write a story, send it out, sent it out again, and again, until it sells." or words to that effect.

Ahmed A. Khan said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, Robert.

Sean M. Foster said...

A novelette, eh? Sounds exciting! I'm very interested in hearing how it goes. I enjoy novelettes: in my opinion, their length permits them a depth that most short stories simply can't muster, but, unlike novels, they rarely feel padded. It's always amazed me that so many authors try to fit a premise into 3,000 words or 90,000 words -- as if there was no middle ground!

I'm particularly interested in hearing about how you find your personal style adapting to the length and the depth of the format. I know that I myself can sense distinct changes within the workings of my brain -- a shifting of gears, as it were -- when I move from a piece of flash fiction to a short story to a novelette (or vice versa). The content of a sentence in a shorter piece might swell to a page in a longer one!

Whatever the details, please allow me to wish you the very best with regards to your new venture. I hope that you're satisfied indeed with the outcome!