This morning I started writing what I hope will be a 5,000+ word short story. This is a very interesting adventure in pacing. Everything will happen in the course of one night, and I don’t know how it ends or where it goes on the way to get there. My main character, Herbert Sheeny, is somewhat aware of the literary aspect of his existence and this is my major plot point. I have introduced a cat named Toby and a karaoke groupie named Famke. He has arrived at a karaoke bar in the middle of nowhere and there are 4 other vehicles in the parking lot, three are mundane, but one is a horse and carriage. I have spots to fill for at least three more characters inside the bar.
1632 / 5000 words. 33% done!
52233 / 50000 words. 104% done!