Day 173– 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Story Introductions

At the beginning of the year, I started writing introductions to short stories as I finished them. It’s because my intention is to collect my stories in collections. I figured it would be easier to write the introductions as part of the drafting process rather than trying to come up with them later when I’m collecting the stories.

I’d forgotten about this practice because I’ve been focusing on writing longer work. While I was organizing my files this morning, though, I stumbled across a story that I hadn’t finished, but I had finished the short story introduction. That one page reminded me of my intention with the story so it will be easier to finish it up rather than starting at zero.

So. Yey, Past Me.

Keep moving forward. Keep getting better.

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About Irette Y Patterson

Irette Y Patterson is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She has been published in FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Translunar Travelers Lounge and on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. When not writing, you can find her digging around in her garden or catching the latest musical in the theater.
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