Two Thunder Mountain Stories in Two Days…

Not at all sure why this challenge this time around I am doing stories in streaks. I did five Cold Poker Gang stories, then five Bryant Street stories (actually one was just a story), and now two Thunder Mountain stories.

This one is called Profile Gap because I was looking through a book of place names for Idaho and found it and thought it was cool. Profile Gap is actually a fairly wide valley over a ridge in the central Idaho area. Lots of mining in the area, so a logical place for a Thunder Mountain story.

Not sure if this one stands alone as a story instead of a novel start. It might, just barely. But I am counting it.

Started at 2:30 a.m. and with a quick break finished the 1,700 words by 4 a.m. About standard for me on this challenge. The rest of the day was all work, from moving an office and an entire car full of boxes to the bookstore to working on Pulphouse Issue Zero layout.

So far, here is the November Short Story Challenge. (10th through 30th.. I will have covers in a few days as well.)

1… Under the Skin of Death… 4,400 words…. Total words so far… 4,400 words.
2… Half a Clue… 3,700 words… Total words so far… 8,100 words
3… That Human Fear… 1,700 words… Total words so far… 9,800
4… The Remarkable Way She Died… 2,100 words… Total words so far… 11,900
5… Under Glass… 2,700… Total words so far… 14,600
6… Remembering the Last Laughter… 1,700 words… Total words so far… 16,300
7… A One-Shoe Victory… 2,100 words… Total words so far… 18,400
8… The Man Who Tasted the Other Side… 2,100 words… Total words so far… 20,500
9… Stranger in the Shadows… 2,200 words… Total words so far… 22,700
10… Wrong Turn… 2,300 words… Total words so far… 25,000
11… Hot Springs Meadow… 2,900 words… Total words so far… 27,900
12… Profile Gap… 1,700 words… Total words so far… 29,600

So total writing time today… 2.0 hours.
Total work time…9 hours.

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SIGNING UP FOR WORKSHOPS…

There are now two ways to sign up for the Regular Monthly workshops. Either write me directly and have me sign you up on the list or simply click sign up on Teachable.

Those of you with credits from either the Kickstarter or the certificate special we just offered, you must write me to sign up.

Those who would just like to sign up directly can do so on Teachable at any point. December workshops are there.

Nice to have some options on that.

Class #61… Dec 5th … Think Like a Publisher
Class #62… Dec 5th … Endings
Class #63… Dec 5th … Point of View
Class #64… Dec 5th … Writing Mysteries
Class #65… Dec 5th … Speed
Class #66… Dec 5th … Teams in Fiction
Class #67… Dec 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #68… Dec 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #69… Dec 6th … Character Development
Class #70… Dec 6th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #71… Dec 6th … Advanced Depth
Class #72… Dec 6th … Novel Structure

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