Well, the second story I am writing is almost done. There’s the slightest need of changing some sentences to correct the flow, add charisma, and level the problematic parts, but all in all, I am talking about details. People who read the story got the plot correctly, and their advice was useful. One of the beta readers had a problem with the opening, the phrase I used was odd, misplaced, so I changed it to a more obvious innuendo to trigger a mental image I desired. The second beta reader suggested I rework the dialogue to make the character seem simpler than he already was. After I changed those things, I sent the story to my editor to reframe the adjectives into a better tense, and now the story feels more genuine. All of the people who got to read the story praised the idea, which put a smile on my face. It’s hard to devise an original approach to an alien invasion, and this thing really got them in the feels. Perhaps it’s redundant to say I am thrilled about their reaction, and proud because I did something great, but I can’t hide my satisfaction with their reaction. I am very happy and hopeful that the story will be the number one hit in the contest.
In other news, I am working on a novel, slowly developing the plot and newly added character that should bring a dynamic flow to the main story in the works. The second flow will then fall deeper in the shadow where it belongs and purposely hide the plot twist I rigged to go off near the culmination. And then, I had a lovely chat with a friend of mine. She informed me about a job position opening, and some good stuff might happen in considerable future. Now, I am just celebrating the short story I made, plan to translate it, and post it here when the results come out. I didn’t even send it yet, and I am all hyped-up about sharing it with you. Ya see, I am all smiles and giggles right now.