Another short (and late) blog post. I went to the writing center yesterday as I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post entry and it was EXTREMELY helpful. I had a short-story entitled, Whale Song that I’d sent out for a while before becoming frustrated by the rejections. Specifically, when markets gave feedback on the story, they mentioned that the protagonist felt very “high-handed” and didn’t come across as sympathetic.
During the session, I mentioned this and brainstormed ways to combat this impression while keeping the core of the story intact. With the help of my consultant, I was able to think of ways to both change the character as well as the structure so as to better tell the story that I wanted.
I will post an Author’s Note here when the revisions are complete. There is an anthology that I’m hoping to submit the story to and its deadline is Nov. 1, so (in addition to the graphic novel and the rough draft of the short story I’m trying to create), I will be revising the story with this deadline in mind. I keep you posted on my progress.