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Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story Project Update

Wow, it’s been a big day today. I certainly didn’t expect so many people to vote on my new short story project. Inspired by Choose Your Own Adventure stories, I’m hoping to make writing a short story a collaborative process.

Thanks to Freshly Pressed, my project has gotten exposure to a lot of amazing people. I really appreciate all the great input and writerly insights people have been sharing the last few days. Keep ’em coming!

Deciding on a Story Title

I have decided to title our short story Life of a Foundry Moth. We’ll see if the title sticks by the time we are finished with it.  If you want to vote on it, let me know and we can make it happen.

Reno Originally (as it the way of many things), I had intended to have the first section of Life of a Foundry Moth up for your perusal and voting this evening (Friday). Due to the exciting events of the day, I have decided to give more people time to vote and will push the release back to this weekend. Also, my live-in editor says he will get around to reading it as soon as he finishes up some important business. Right…

Everyone, meet Reno, the biggest little dog in the South. He enjoys twelve naps per day, rotisserie chicken dinners, and cuddles on the couch with a good book. While Reno prefers epic sagas or insightly podcasts full of social commentary, he occasionally agrees to review my work and point out the more obvious flaws. Sometimes bribes of doggie bacon is involved. (I think he agrees to do it so I will shut up and let him get back to important things like playing with his chewtoys.)

And just to leave everyone is a steampunk-ish mood, here’s some of my fav music from Imagine Dragons. Stop by again soon as lunch tins will be thrown, moths will be chased, and someone might fall off a roof!

The next section of Life of a Foundry Moth can be found here.

20 comments on “Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story Project Update

  1. Christi
    March 8, 2013

    Congrats on getting freshly pressed! :-)

  2. pishnguyen
    March 8, 2013

    Congratulations on getting “Freshly Pressed”! And good luck on your short story project, too!

    • tracycembor
      March 29, 2013

      Thanks! It was a huge surprise to me. I really want my project to be successful now.

  3. avbofsteel
    March 9, 2013

    Can’t wait to read more–great job on FP!

  4. Cortney
    March 9, 2013

    Wow, the blogging big leagues! Enjoy the journey :o)

  5. Katie
    March 9, 2013

    So awesome that you’re Freshly Pressed!!!

  6. ericjbaker
    March 9, 2013

    This is a clever endeavor.

    And that’s the only time I’ll rhyme.

    • tracycembor
      March 29, 2013

      I still giggle every time I read this comment of yours. Thought you should know.

      • ericjbaker
        March 29, 2013

        I’m glad you enjoyed my only attempt at poetry.


  7. Arlene
    March 9, 2013

    Congrats on being FP! :)

  8. Przemek Kucia
    March 10, 2013

    Of course congratulations on being Freshly Pressed (hugs and high fives fly all over the place :D)! Reno looks like a very understanding and forgiving dog – my dog said that my work present a level not high enough for her to be serious and even point out flaws… She just sniffed it and looked back at it with pure disgust.

    • tracycembor
      March 29, 2013

      I have this image of hugs and high fives being tossed like candy to kids at a parade.

      Reno is understanding, except when I stay up too late writing, then he reminds me how wonderfully comfy he is to cuddle with. He makes a very good armrest for reading books.

  9. boredofworking
    March 11, 2013

    totally worth getting freshly pressed!!! :D

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Tracy Cembor attempts to juggle a preschooler and a baby, a full-time job, random geekery, and the writing life. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a steampunk urban fantasy novel. Come join the adventure.
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