I'm trying to get into gear and really work on the sequel to Scary Mary. I haven't really made any stabs at it while posting Unicorn Bait. I'm hoping now to get some new stuff written. I discovered though that I'd made the chapters really short. I mean insanely short. It must have been when I was making UB's chapters short in my misguided attempt to make it more internet friendly. I've gone in and reduced the number of chapters to a third of what I had previously, but it's not perfect. I'd written passages as though they were the end of a chapter so I'll need to go back in now and try to rework them to make it flow in a longer chapter. I had the opposite problem with UB. I hadn't split the story up at all into chapters so going in and making really short ones was weird and not done well, and now I'm going to go back into UB going to take out about half the chapter breaks to make longer chapters.
Anyway, for the time being, I'm working on SM's sequel, though a superhero story that I'd started (because EVERYONE is writing one) has been coyly enticing me. I wrote about 651 words tonight. Pretty good if I do say so myself.
Here's a little graphical representation of my progress which I may continue to update and use or not. We'll see how demoralizing it becomes.
Shadow Stalking12073 / 50000 words. 24% done!