As some of you know, I sent City of Dreams back to LT3 for consideration for a different anthology. They'll either admire my determination or ban me from submitting anything to them EVER. The story is just under 18k words.
And Prince of the Stable is on Kindle, part of the Kindle Select program, which means it's exclusive to Kindle until May-ish. It is also just under 18k words.
So I thought I ought to, just in case, write a third m/m fairytale to maybe bundle together for a small print book, maybe in old fashioned paperback size, rather than the splashy, popular trade paperback size. I mean even if LT3 accept City of Dreams--and they should, because it's awesome--the rights will one day revert to me. And if they like it, they might like this new one, too... either way, as Sil would point out, an alternative plan would not be amiss.
I thought I would share my "process" since I thought of it. I've got a working title of Heart of the Matter, and like the other stories, drawing elements from a variety of fairytales, primarily Snow White. I'm going to post an excerpt of the very beginning of how I work, because it's very hard for me to describe in author interviews and such.
And that, kids, is what my "process" looks like: bits of notes, questions to self, random dialogue. Amazing to think it ever all becomes a coherent story, eh?