Monday, June 14, 2010

Musings on my latest assignment

I've gotten a tentative offer on my collection, All Along the Pacific, though I don't yet have a contract in hand. It may hinge on adding a final, more recent piece to the collection of historic short stories, and here is where I am stymied. I'm not married to the idea of ending the collection on the story that currently happens to be at the back, but it is very difficult, over a year after I initially compiled the stories, to go back and create something that fits the tone and content and adequately sums it up for me. I want it to end with a punch, and maybe that's what's holding me back the most. I'm afraid of letting the rest of the collection down, and I don't want to disappoint my other characters.

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