Do people still publish these? Will I be laughed out of the literary world?
Thanks, Sonal! This is all terrific advice. Really helps keep it in perspective that it’s not as much work as writing and revising a novel or story collection!
Thank you for this! Ironically I have 40,000+ words of a short story collection (12 stories so far) burning a hole in my computer memory box. I have a deal with myself to write a story a month to add to the collection, with the idea of having over 60,000 words by next spring. Then I'm going to take your article and follow it to the tee. I needed this article as motivation today as I struggle with what the f*ck to write for August Story. xoxoxox Mary