This did get me to thinking, however. Last night, I dashed off a quickly thrown together short story to present to my writers group. Of course, this was our meeting right after July 4th, so all of three people showed up, including myself. I was somehwat happy with the basic story, but it was a very rough draft, and I was hoping for a lot of feedback. My two fellow writers were both very supportive and gave some really helpful criticism, but they both also said I should show the story to more people before I really tore into a redraft.
So, anybody wanna critique my work?
I've just posted the rough draft of the story, Victory or Death, to The Written Weird. I'll keep it up there until Sunday night/Monday morning. If you have some serious editorial feedback to give on the story, please leave it on the other blog (general I like it / I hate it / who are you? feedback can stay here). Monday, it all comes down so I can redraft the work and then submit it for serious publication. This is a one-time short-term preview of my fiction, so take the cheap shots while you can.
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.