Spring Break Day 4

I got Warden’s Call plotted out.  I took the execrable third section of the story, warped some of it into a better story, and resurrected some old plot points I’d cut originally to make the story a little more sensible.

Now I know what to do with the book.  But I also have a conundrum.  I managed to resurrect Chapter 1 of Pathfinder (A working title only until I come up with something better).  So now I have two viable stories to work on, either of which would be good to send to Viable Paradise as my “audition” piece.  Since you spend the week of VP working on whatever it is you sent, I have to decide which of these I can get to 8,000 words on and which I’d rather spend a week working with pros on.

WC has about 4,000 words.  Pathfinder has about 3700.  Not a lot of difference.  So which one holds most of my passion? That’s the key question.  Secondly, which one has a better chance?  That one’s harder to answer, and maybe doesn’t matter as much.

Published by Michael R. Johnston

Father of an eighth grader, high school English teacher, writer. Fifty years old and feeling almost every bit of it on some days, and not a bit of it on others. Based in Sacramento, California, USA

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