This week I happily published "Painting for a Stranger" in Kindle format. It's a short story of about 5,000 words. Though I wrote it to stand on its own, it's actually a side-story to my novel, "The Hidden Saboteur." The story is available on Amazon at this time.
After finishing my novel, it was pointed out to me that I had left much unexplained about the mysterious painting that in the book Clay Austin received - a painting that seemed to change slightly in detail every time he looked at it closely.
Clay didn't know the artist. The only signature on it was a "G".
I liked writing the short story. Time-wise it was a nice change of pace from the novel weighing in at 2.5% of the novel's length. I plan to write at least one other short story that's connected to "The Hidden Saboteur." It's called "Roy Rogers Rides Again." Look for a status report in February.
Speaking of project status, I plan to start my next novel in March with an October target date for publication. The working title is "The Lake Princess."
And people ask me what I do in my spare time . . .