I was pulling out of the grocery store parking lot today and thinking about...theme! I was thinking about how I think about theme so much more with my work these days. And I've also been thinking recently about sending out some short stories again this spring.
So thinking about theme + thinking about short stories = wondering if I haven't been more successful with selling short stories because I wasn't paying attention to theme. I wasn't thinking about what those stories should say about how we live.
Of course, the fact that some of them had too many characters and too much may have been going on in others could be a factor, too.
Today's Training Report: One piece for the 365 Story Project. A couple of chapters of the never-ending story edited.