Yesterday I wrote the 500 word entry for DL Hammons' WRiTE CLUB, and had some fun getting exactly that wordcount, something I haven't really had to do since college. It's amazing that when you have to, you can craft a final sentence with however many words you have left. After a few tries, I managed to do just that, and the awesome part is that it forces you to do a little bit of editing, looking back to see if any sentences can (or need to be) revised in order to achieve that, and doing some of that helped me reach 500, too.
I also wrote my Shootout entry yesterday (signup for this one closed last week, so all you'll be doing about this one is reading), and I found myself writing about superheroes again. I did that with The Cloak of Shrouded Men, and with "Back from the Dead," one of the stories in Monorama. Like the Eidolon in Shrouded Men, I wrote a version of Batman, but this time an aging vigilante whose body is giving out on him. I guess I keep writing prose superheroes because I've been trying to write comic books superheroes since 2004, when I "narrowly" lost an Image Comics contest to Drew Melbourne, whose "Future Heroes" never got into print, but I did have some fun reviewing his Dark Horse effort, ArchEnemies. He's also the originator of Double Steak Day. (See his site for details.)
Recently I haven't done a ton of fiction writing, so it was just fun to do some of that again. I'm trying to ramp back up, though, not the least because I've got some commitments and projects to hammer out, but more on that when I've got more to say.