18 January, 2006

'Gross Motor'

...is the story I've been working on today. It's a mainstream story about hoons at Mount Panorama. First paragraph (still rough):
The night was growing wilder, but you couldn’t tell from looking. Riley stared at the candle-lit tent flap, at the same black triangle spattered with stars outside. It was sounds that told him: near at hand, people ran and panted and giggled; farther down the hill, engines revved nearly all the time now; men’s laughter slopped around down there, and when they yelled it was mostly swear-words, with not much sense between.
'A Good Heart', the final story for Red Spikes, is done and sent off to Allen & Unwin.

So all that's left to attend to is that elephant in the middle of the room, The Novel. *smiles brightly and thinks of three more excellent short story ideas*

5 Comments:

Blogger chance said...

...but...but...

We want to read the novel!

19 January, 2006 02:54  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Not the way it is, you don't. Sigh.

But I'm working on it.

19 January, 2006 08:19  
Blogger Justine Larbalestier said...

Yay!

19 January, 2006 09:28  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Thanks, Justine, and good luck with your Tuesday deadline. My fingers are crossed for you and I think I even feel a bit sick in the stomach on your behalf!

19 January, 2006 18:18  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Chance, I wrote 5 pages of stab-at-the-novel today. Just for you (seeing as I don't know where to get a Scrubby Duck in Sydney).

19 January, 2006 18:20  

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