Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Proportions

I have been going through moving files to indicate which stories are trunked, which gives me a clearer idea of what stuff I have sitting around started. And so it was easier to make a list. Short story ideas, started enough to have their own file (as opposed to the "starters" file, although some things in it probably should have their own file, but let's not complicate this unduly -- it's not a night for superpowers).

Six fantasy. Thirteen SF.

Hmm. Finished stories are about a third SF. Sold stories, same proportion, roughly, so if people are buying more of one than of the other, they aren't buying that way from me.

But the unfinished bits -- that still look worthwhile, because I tidied several "meh" fragments away into the "fragment trunk" -- reverse that percentage.

I wonder if it's because I've been writing novel-length fantasy, or if it's because I don't get as frustrated with short fantasy stories I've been reading -- but that's been true for awhile -- or what.

I was recently asked for more short fantasy specifically, though.

Hmmmmm. And also hmm.

Also, when I sell SF stories, I often think, "See, I'm still an SF writer!" Whereas I never think, "See, I'm still a fantasy writer!" when I sell fantasy stories.

Hmm.

Feel free to come up with wild theories about the nature of the genre at the moment and/or the nature of my psyche and/or what happens if you remove a physics major from the lab for too long.

Still: hmm.
Tags: full of theories, i miss diff equs, publishing
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