Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Second Thoughts

The story below is tentatively titled "The Flight of the Lark", and it's intended to be the story of a doomed sidewheeler steaming straight into the Great Storm of 1900. I have a fairly good idea of the general course of the story, and I think it can be a good one, but I'm already foreseeing problems.

For one, there is absolutely no way it can be fit into the 5000 word maximum that the anthology it was originally conceived for demands. And since it is historical fiction as opposed to a true horror story (although it will have some horrific parts), it's market might be rather limited. That's two strikes against it, right there.


  1. Hang in there. I think you have the beginnings of a really good tale.

  2. It had my interest. There's bound to be a market out there somewhere. You just need to stretch beyond the ones you've gotten comfortable with.