From The Summer of Done to Short Fiction Fall

The Summer of Done was a roaring success by any measure. I finished the first drafts of two different novels; a contemporary fantasy and a YA science fiction. I’m about halfway through the first editing pass on the YA book and the fantasy is still a raw draft. I always underestimate how painful editing can be.
Now that the Summer of Done is over, my self-imposed moratorium on short story writing is also gone. Thank goodness… I have a long list of ideas from over the summer that I’m dying to work on. My fall goal is to write one story per week and submit at least half of them for publication by the end of the season. Fridays are short story days and here’s a little taste of the one I’m working on today:
I was born with a tiny plastic doll shoe in my hand. A high heel, butter yellow.
No more for you! Wait until someone offers to publish it—or I trunk it and post it here.

Author: TJ Berry

TJ Berry has been a political blogger, bakery owner, and spent a disastrous two weeks working in a razor blade factory. She now writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror from Seattle with considerably fewer on-the-job injuries. Her fiction has appeared in Pseudopod and PodCastle. She’s on Twitter @TJaneBerry.

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