I submitted “On Ben Klibreck” to SDO Ghost today. I reread the guidelines and I probably missed the next issue which is Tomorrow Morning â€“ stupid me. I hope that the editor doesnâ€™t hold it until January. I wonder if there is much of a market for Ghost Fiction other than SDO Ghost. $5 a story isnâ€™t much of a market for 5,000 words.
I wrote 3500 words today from about 1:30pm to 3:45pm. I had the opening part finished and I had written part of the ending (I find it easier if I have a “target”). The rest was all fresh stuff, but this kind of story writes itself. My only regret is that I did not use more Scottish dialect. I was afraid of sounding phony.
Update: SDO Ghost’s cutoff date was two weeks ago – me stupid.