Sorry this blog is a few weeks late. I skipped my November NaNoWriMo blog because I felt there was nothing new to write about it. I didn’t want to write the same blog over and over again. Instead, I decided to do two December blogs. The second one will be published on the 31st of December.
I mentioned before that I’m working on a collaboration. I am part of a group of writers that will be putting out a short story collection. The collection is called Campfire Stories.
The authors had to create a story inspired by a campfire. However, it was not strict. Each person could go in any direction they wanted: horror, tall tale, legend, etc.
We agreed to submit at least one story, and edit each other’s work.
I ended up submitting two stories. One is a campy, horror story. The other is about a ghost.
Round one of editing happened during October, so I had my editing notes going into November.
I gave up on NaNoWriMo early this year, and worked on my second drafts. I resubmitted the stories a week and half ago. My fellow collaborators have already read my work, and they gave me new notes.
It’s interesting to see what someone else thinks of my writing. I’m always excited to see the comments. I also love that four different people have read my work. They each have their own opinions and comments, which shows how differently readers can interpret something.
The editing process is so much faster this way. I used to want to hang on to my work until I felt it was perfection. However, it’s a lot easier to get a story to perfection with a critique partner.
Additionally, I created covers for the collection. I hope my collaborators like my work. I enjoyed doing it.
While there have been delays, we are mostly on schedule. Campfire Stories should be done by the end of January. 😀
I liked participating in this, and I would like to do something similar in the future. I’d love to run my own contest one day.
Have any of you submitted stories anywhere, or worked on a collaboration? I’d love to hear how other people’s experiences turned out.
Merry Christmas! Hope your holidays are fun and filled with joy!