I wrote a silly story on one of the forums I post on, that ended up being somewhat of a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I ended up liking the main character so much that I wrote him a proper story, and now I'm trying to wait patiently for one of my friends to edit it for me. It's been almost a week, and I don't want to push her because I know she's busy between law school and her sister's wedding. But I really want her opinion of the story and her editing expertise. Meanwhile, I let my husband read the story and he seemed to enjoy it. He's not the biggest reader in the world, but he said it was cute. He also said he thought it would make a great children's story if I reworked it and illustrated it. Eh, we'll see. First, I'd rather find out if I can publish it as a short story.
I'm amazed at how quickly this one grew. I remember a time when 6000 words would have been impossible. Now I just need to go back to working on my novel. And the number of other short stories I have rattling around in my brain. Oh, and I'm still awaiting the verdict for one of my short stories that I sent to Aoife's Kiss. I'm hopeful for my little story. Only time will tell, but oh, how I hate waiting!