Archive for December, 2011

First draft of The All-You-Can-Read Buffet

Posted in Books, Writing on December 7, 2011 by oneoveralpha

Yesterday, I finished the first draft of my new short story collection The All-You-Can-Read Buffet.  The plan is to set it aside for a few weeks, then go through and double check a few things and give it one more polish.  Then in January I’ll ask some of my friends to read through it looking for typos and other stuff.  I’ll go through all of their comments and give it another polish or two.  Then – hopefully in April – I’ll self-publish it on Createspace, where I published my first collection, A Man of Few Words.  But I’m not going to sit back and relax.  I have several stories I want to revise before sending them out next year, as well as work on my third story collection Political Pies, which I hope to have out probably in August or September.  Finishing this first draft has taken some weight off my shoulders, which is always a good thing.

Initial cover design for The All-You-Can-Read Buffet

Posted in Books, Writing on December 5, 2011 by oneoveralpha

This is for my next collection, The All-You-Can-Read Buffet.  I have a few ideas to change this, but what do you think?

In case you are wondering, the four books are, clockwise from top left: The Family Mark Twain, Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, War and Peace, and Familiar Quotations.

Stephen L. Thompson’s November 2011 Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter, Writing on December 2, 2011 by oneoveralpha

Howdy,
Welcome to my electronic newsletter, covering November 2011.

My publication news for the past month:
Publication of my stories “A Mother’s Suffering Never Ends” and “Family Rituals” on my Ficly account.

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This month I wrote 8,409 words, giving me a total this year of 50,004. Meaning, I’ve reached my goal of 50,000 words this year! I had thought about trying to hit 60,000 by the end of the year, but I’m planning on spending December working on revisions. Including, the first draft of my next book, The All-You-Can-Read Buffet. You’ll be hearing more about that in the months to come.

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Here is my story board at the end of November:

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Instead of a story, this month I wrote an after Thanksgiving haiku. Enjoy.
Steve

late at night it calls
pleading release from the cold –
the zombie turkey

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