Friday, March 23, 2007

Ahoooooo -- Werewolves are Coming

"Lync," a werewolf story I wrote once upon a time--and rewrote recently--has been accepted for Werewolf Magazine from Sapphire Publications. It should be in issue #7 due out in midsummer.

It's one of those happy occasions where a rejection led to other things.

I sent a story I recently finished to Blood Moon Rising Magazine, which I discovered while browsing at Shocklines.

That story was too long, but the editor mentioned their werewolf publication which accepts stories up to 4,000 words.

I wrote "Lync" probably in the early '90s and it was just sitting in my files, so I plucked it out and started re-reading.

Several of my fellow bloggers including Kate and Charles have discussed issues related to likable characters and digging deeper with stories.

Well as I reread the first version of "Lync" I discovered, in hindsight, my protagonist was well... What a bitch.

I gave her a complete overhaul, a new motivation and massaged the plot just a little, distancing the tale from the original news story on which it was based.

In the process I hope the total effect is a better metaphor and a better myth. Time will tell. I'll post a reminder come July.


Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats. I'll check it out. I've always liked werewolf stories better than vampire ones. Closer to the savage in my own veins perhaps.

RK Sterling said...

Oh, cool - congratulations! I like werewolf stories too. Looking forwared to it.

Christopher Mills said...

Oddly enough, I'm writing my first genuine werewolf story right now for an anthology. It's pretty Old School – very much in the vein of an old Universal or Hammer film... but ironically, that's what made it appealing to the editor: it was so completely different from the rest of the "modern werewolf" stories in the book!

Sidney said...

Thanks Kate and Charles.

Chris, I was a little worried this tale was not "modern" also but I guess it's a lesson for me in not letting things stay in the file drawer.

Drizel said...

I so tried to comment my connection is so flimsy these days....well done....Love the title of this post....hihihi....
Have a great week:)

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