Short story draft is at about 3000 words; I'm aiming to be finished in the 5-6K range. It's going well but most of all I'm pleased that even though my days are carved up with internship, I am finding time to write, and I am consistently coming back to the story able to remember/pick up where I left off (not always guaranteed with original fiction).
I was invited to submit by an anthology editor who remembers me from last time, so that is nice. They won't accept necessarily but the odds are good. Hoping to submit by Friday.
I've been using the "moral premise" plotting style for my recent short fiction--has anyone else tried it? (There's a book but I'm too cheap to buy it; I've been basically doing what someone suggests in this blog post
about it.) I'm finding it pretty helpful to round out characters and keep focused on a single problem in a short space, instead of writing a bunch of "is this the first chapter of a novel?"s.