On Target

I’m currently revising one of the stories I workshopped at Clarion.  Kelly Link told me that she thought it was largely successful, but that I used too much summary, and that the way to revise it was to expand it by about 2000 words.  Well, as of yesterday I’m about 3/4 done with the revision, and I just passed the total wordcount of the previous draft.  Even better, I feel excited about the new material, and the streamlining of the various emotional entanglements.  Basically, after not doing any of this stuff since last summer, I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it again.  Good times.


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  1. “Adrift,” the refugees-in-shipping-containers story.

  2. Is that the one involving the global network of drone freighters?

  3. Your website is like crack. I read it once or twice, casually, but you keep putting out more content and I’M HOOKED. I want to read about the refugees in shipping containers!

  4. I’m looking forward to reading this again, no doubt in some fabulous magazine… If I remember correctly, I really liked the voices in this story and am quite happy that they will have more space.

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